Job Openings

    • June 20, 2018
    • July 20, 2018
    • Philadelphia, PA

    The Public Programs Manager will develop and manage an engaging and diverse program of talks and events, including the museum’s popular Read the Revolution speaker series. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Public Programs Manager works closely with the Gallery Education Manager and across the Curatorial, Education and Marketing departments to create, implement and evaluate the Museum’s talks and events, targeting new and existing audiences, including Members. The Manager supervises the Public Programs Coordinator and liaises with Education and Guest Services Managers to staff programs appropriately. The qualified candidate has proven experience in successful public program planning and management in museum or heritage settings.

    Education Mission Statement
    The Education Department brings the causes, events and ideas of the American Revolution to life through immersive and creative programming for people of all ages and diverse life experiences. We produce well-researched, high-quality programs and learning resources that draw on the Museum’s collection and exhibits to present multiple historical perspectives through the eyes of real people who lived through the Revolution. In doing so, we empower people to think critically, understand and respect the views of others, and make positive changes in their communities and beyond.

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    • June 27, 2018
    • July 27, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts

    Delaware Technical Community College

    Summary Statement:  An incumbent provides administrative oversight for prospecting and securing individual, corporate and foundation donors through outright gifts, naming opportunities, endowments, planned gifts, corporate grants and major gift and capital campaigns.


    The incumbent in this senior executive staff position reports directly to the vice president for institutional effectiveness and development in the Office of the President. Reporting to the position is a director of development and an administrative specialist for development.

    An essential component of this position is to provide leadership in identifying, cultivating, enhancing and stewarding strong partnerships with private donors, corporations and foundations to advance the College's major and planned gifts program and meet specific identified needs of the College. The incumbent in this position develops and executes strategies to administer major gift and capital campaigns, as well as researches and cultivates major and planned gift prospects for the president and vice presidents. Typical contacts include the College president, vice presidents, development staff, administrators, faculty, staff, Board Development and Public Affairs Committee members, and Campus Development Council members, as well as prospective donors, major and planned gift donors, and senior management officials at private corporations and foundations.


     An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities:

    1. Oversees the daily administration of the identification of high-end prospective donors for the president and vice presidents. Develops and executes related action plans. Accompanies the president and vice president on prospective donor visits. Maintains action report on president's prospects.
    2. Plans and manages the College major gift and capital campaigns.
    3. Identifies, cultivates and solicits individuals for major and planned gifts.
    4. Develops and manages annual planning goals, strategies, fundraising targets and assessment related to major and planned gifts.
    5. Manages personal portfolio of major and planned gift prospects and donors and advances them through the gift pipeline. Ensures all personal actions, as well as those of the president and vice presidents, are recorded in the donor database.
    6. Collaborates with senior administrators to identify College funding priorities and leads development staff in determining and securing viable funding sources.
    7. Collaborates with development services staff to produce prospect donor reports, gift reports and donor relations collateral.
    8. Serves on cultivation and stewardship teams, as needed, with senior leaders, development staff and other College employees to enhance donor relations.
    9. Assists designated vice president and campus director in hosting prospects and donors.
    10. Performs other related duties as required.


    • Knowledge of database software.
    • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and techniques.Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database management computer software.
    • Knowledge of College policies and procedures.
    • Skills in developing and conducting presentations.
    • Strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and relate to a diverse population in a multicultural environment.


    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of relevant experience; or other equivalent combination of education and experience


    • June 27, 2018
    • July 27, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    Director of Development Services

    Delaware Technical Community College

    SUMMARY STATEMENT:  An incumbent provides administrative oversight for all aspects of the donor database, including: creating prospect, donor and gift reports for all areas of the Division; ensuring the integrity of donor and gift data; developing and managing stewardship materials; managing recognition societies; and executing gifts in accordance with donor intent.  In addition, the incumbent will oversee the provision of services to the Educational Foundation such as auditor reports, scholarship coordination and end-of-year tax letters.

    NATURE AND SCOPE: The incumbent in this position reports to the vice president for institutional effectiveness and development in the Office of the President. Directly reporting to the position is a development coordinator. In addition, development staff members that have primary responsibilities for creating donor and gift records will have an indirect reporting relationship to this position.

    An essential component of this position is to manage the integrity of the donor database, as well as conceptualize, analyze and disseminate complex donor data reports that advance the College's development goals. This position also ensures that gifts are executed in accordance with donor intent and oversees implementation of the College's stewardship plan and recognition societies. Typical contacts include College vice presidents, development staff, administrators, Educational Foundation staff, Campus Scholarship Committees, and auditors.


     An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities:

    1. Oversees the daily administration for the production, accuracy and integrity of prospect donor reports, gift reports and donor relations collateral for use by the Board of Trustees, president, senior administrators, development councils, development staff and donors.
    2. Provides leadership for the recognition of donors through the Legacy Society, President's Circle, donor walls and giving levels.
    3. Oversees the daily administration of the consistent and timely implementation of the College's Stewardship Plan.
    4. Oversees the coordination of donor-specific scholarships to ensure they are awarded in accordance with donor intent.
    5. Serves as the primary liaison to the Educational Foundation for donor, gift and fund information and provides auditors with requested information.
    6. Collaborates with strategic communication and marketing staff to promote donor and alumni stories via press releases, social media posts, videos and the website.
    7. Develops and manages annual planning goals and assessment related to development services.
    8. Performs other related duties as required.


    • Knowledge of database software.
    • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and techniques.
    • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database management computer software.
    • Knowledge of College policies and procedures.
    • Skills in developing and conducting presentations.
    • Strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and relate to a diverse population in a multicultural environment.


    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of relevant experience; or other equivalent combination of education and experience.
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    • June 28, 2018
    • July 28, 2018
    • Atlanta, Georgiaa

    Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit Foundation Center's website each day and are served in its five regional hubs and its network of more than 400 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world.

    S/he will help initiate, broker and liaise with regional and local, established- and new collaborative partners within the relationship- and program building aspects, while also aligning related marketing efforts. In collaboration with other teammates, the COM will also serve as relationship manager to the approximately 100 Funding Information Network  (FIN) affiliates throughout the region, helping FC to maintain close linkages with the audiences we passionately build solutions for every day.

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    • June 28, 2018
    • July 31, 2018
    • Cherry Hill, NJ

    Job Summary

    Destination Imagination recognizes the changes to the educational services marketplace, the complexities of working globally across diverse educational systems, and the challenges of managing an organization reliant on affiliates and a large volunteer workforce. Discussions of the DI model within this environment will be a priority for the next Executive Director, as will leading and motivating a staff and board that have experienced leadership transition. DI is seeking an experienced business leader familiar with nonprofit management. S/he will have demonstrable skills in internal and external communications, and the ability to successfully lead a global team of full-time, part-time staff and volunteers. The integrity of process and consistency in execution are key hallmarks of the role, as is the ability to strengthen and diversify both programs and revenue streams.

    The ED is appointed and employed by the Board of Trustees and will work closely with Board leadership, with responsibility for the overall direction, management, and effectiveness of the organization. The individual will provide strategic, collaborative and innovative leadership focusing on maximizing resource development and building awareness of Destination Imagination. This leader must maintain accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of DI around the world.

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    • June 28, 2018
    • July 31, 2018
    • Wayne, PA

    Job Summary

    Amid this favorable context of forward-thinking leadership and organizational stability, CLI is seeking candidates for the role of Vice President of Philanthropy (Vice President). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President serves as chief development officer and is responsible for working with the Board of Directors, Mission Implementation Team, National Advisory Board, Episcopal Advisory Board, and other volunteer ambassadors to discern, develop, and execute a vision for philanthropy at CLI that will grow donors' hearts and provide the philanthropic investments required to support world-class leadership formation for the Roman Catholic community. The Vice President manages a team of five, with a projected Major Gift Officer opening in FY 2018. S/he will also closely collaborate with CLI Founder Tim Flanagan, who has historically driven the majority of CLI's major donor relationships, as an extension of the Philanthropy team. The Vice President serves on the CLI Leadership Team and is expected to influence the overall direction and culture of the organization.

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    • June 28, 2018
    • July 31, 2018
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Job Summary

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. As a charitable, tax-exempt organization, Children's Hospital relies on donations to advance its mission—making a difference in the lives of children.

    CHOP physicians are internationally-recognized experts in every pediatric specialty, including but not limited to cancer, cardiac care, fetal medicine, orthopaedics, neonatology, gastroenterology, and urology. Children's Hospital is also consistently recognized as a national leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

    U.S. News & World Report named CHOP No. 2 on its 2017-18 Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals in the nation.=

    The CHOP Foundation raises funds to support the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia enterprise and the revenue it generates accounts for a significant part of the Hospital's net revenue (in addition to clinical revenue and investment gains). Philanthropic support for CHOP has increased substantially in recent years, fueled by transformational executive leadership, a talented and dedicated development team, highly engaged and influential volunteer leaders, and compelling stories of medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children's lives. The CHOP Foundation is in the midst of a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. For Tomorrow's Breakthroughs: The Campaign for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was launched publicly in October 2017 and is supporting breakthroughs in research and discovery, the patient-family experience, training and education, advocacy, and outreach.

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    • June 28, 2018
    • July 31, 2018
    • West Conshohocken, PA

    Senior Associate, Planning & Evaluation for the John Templeton Foundation

    Position Summary

    The Senior Associate, Planning & Evaluation (P&E) manages the department’s performance data systems, analyzes and interprets performance data, communicates the department’s work to colleagues, and provides research support for strategic planning and grant assessment initiatives.

    Areas of Responsibility

    Manages and ensures the quality of the department’s grant monitoring and performance data and its systems. Leads enhancement initiatives, coordinating feedback and implementation with input from colleagues in P&E, Grantmaking, Program/Grant Operations and Information Technology. Manages vendors and data providers.

    Analyses, interprets and reports grantee performance using quantitative and qualitative methods.

    Provides high-quality primary and secondary research and analysis that supports strategic planning, evaluation and learning initiatives.

    Communicates work to Grantmaking team colleagues and collects their feedback. Leads the department’s interactions with Grantmaking team Associates.

    Oversees the department’s administrative operations, including: managing P&E contracts, documenting expenses and budgets, coordinating meetings/travel, and reviewing documents.

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    • June 28, 2018
    • July 31, 2018
    • West Conshohocken, PA

    Grants Administrator at the John Templeton Foundation

    Position Summary

    Reporting to the Director of Program & Grant Operations, the Grants Administrator plays a key role in the life-cycle of the grantmaking process by implementing, managing and facilitating several operational processes, including: due diligence review, proposal distribution, the grant agreement process, grant & donation payments, and amendment letters. The Grants Administrator works closely with Foundation Grantees and with Programs and Operations staff (especially the Legal and Finance & Accounting departments) to ensure accurate, complete and efficient processing of documentation, as well as clear and timely communications with stakeholders.

    Areas of Responsibility

    Implements and manages the grant agreement process utilizing system templates, and works with the Grantee and the Foundation’s legal team on custom contractual language.

    Creates and actively monitors all grant or donation payment and refund records. Reviews, authorizes and generates payment letters for all weekly check runs.

    Performs due diligence and compliance functions for all new grants and scheduled payments, adhering to IRS and Department of Treasury requirements.

    Performs analyses of systems data on several grant-related business processes and creates summary reports for internal stakeholders. Also assists in the production of grant reports included in annual tax schedules.

    Drafts all Grant Amendment Letters and updates grant records to reflect any necessary changes.

    Assists with the distribution of proposal materials to Foundation’s President and Board of Trustees.

    Processes all honoraria payments related to the Foundation’s external review process.

    Implements departmental special projects as needed.

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    • June 29, 2018
    • July 20, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    The Delaware Community Foundation seeks an energetic, resourceful and experienced communications professional to join our organization at this exciting time of transformation and growth. Reporting to the Vice President for Marketing & Communications, the selected candidate will execute marketing and communications functions and contribute to development of the DCF's strategic marketing and communications planning.


    Core skills include storytelling, writing, editing, research and project management. Specific responsibilities will include developing and/or contributing to development of content for the monthly e-newsletter, the annual report, press releases, blog posts, social media content, collaterals, advertising, correspondence and other communications; updating the website; creating blast emails; creating and maintaining editorial and social media calendars; taking photographs; providing support for events; and working with designers and other contractors.


    Minimum requirements are exceptional writing and editing skills; familiarity with social media and websites (website management experience preferred); the ability to interact positively with a broad variety of people; two to five years of professional experience in communications; and bachelor's degree.


    We offer an attractive compensation and benefits program.

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    • June 29, 2018
    • July 29, 2018
    • Fort Washington, PA
    Eastern National (EN), a not-for-profit partner of the National Park Service, is seeking an experienced eCommerce Specialist with a strong work ethic to support Eastern National’s merchandising and marketing strategies by designing, managing and maintaining the functionality of Eastern National’s eCommerce websites; and
    We’re looking for someone who is versatile, isn’t shy about offering fresh ideas and perspectives and thrives on challenge. 

    The eCommerce Specialist will support Eastern National’s merchandising and marketing strategies by collaborating with corporate and store management to develop and coordinate online promotions to increase ecommerce website traffic and online conversions, as well as plan and coordinate platform upgrades and feature rollouts. The position will also analyze sales metrics to identify opportunities for increasing online sales and improving the customer experience. 

    Desired Experience and Competencies:
    • 2+ years’ experience in eCommerce marketing and or web merchandising required. 
    • Working knowledge of Google Analytics, Shopify, Constant Contact, WordPress, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) and HTML. 
    • Demonstrated ability to work with PC software, particularly with POS systems, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite products. Office 365 experience preferred. 
    Minimum Education Requirements: 
    Associates Degree or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 

    We recognize your time is valuable. So, before you hit the send button, here are some helpful tips to get our attention:  
    • Craft a compelling (and mandatory) cover letter. Please address yours to the Marketing Manager. (Anyone wishing to be considered for this role, must submit a cover letter.) 
    • We’re looking for someone with a broad range of eCommerce marketing and or web merchandising - show us what makes you the best candidate. 
    • We offer a competitive salary, annual extra compensation program, health benefits, Aflac supplemental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays and a competitive defined contribution plan.  

    • July 02, 2018
    • July 30, 2018
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Position Title: Grants Manager: part time, employed
    Reports To: Executive Director
    Mission: Our Mission is to provide financial assistance to merchants in Philadelphia.
    Vision: TMF makes grants to companies and their owners. We improve the local economy, create and retain jobs, support energy-saving strategies, nurture companies that take leadership roles, maintain family ownership through generational change, improve or create revenue streams and empower referring partners to realize their goals.
    Founded: January 28, 1854 by legislative act

    General Statement of Duties

    The Grants Administrator will be involved in all aspects of grant compliance and review for the Fund’s portfolio of grants. This will include performing due diligence for all applicants to ensure all IRS requirements are met, as well as TMF eligibility criteria are met. The grants administrator will play a key role in the maintenance of the grants process including creating grant summaries, managing workflows, compiling reports, updating web site, managing social media, etc.

    Working Hours:

    The work schedule is negotiable but salaried and based on a 20 hour work week. There is some flexibility in setting the work schedule. Minimal evening hours. Pro-rated vacation and holidays.

    Salary will be negotiated based on experience.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage workflows to ensure responsive and timely decisions.
    • Perform required due diligence on applicants with ED.
    • Prepare reports for Program Committee (grants) and Board.
    • Provide technical assistance to applicants regarding Fund’s online grants process. (to be implemented and updated with strategic efforts as needed)
    • Receive and process applications.
    • Ensure coding and information is entered in the Fund’s database.
    • Maintain grantee records (paper and computer) with particular attention to payment information.
    • Compile and circulate relevant reports and datasets to both internal and external audiences.
    • Participate in Board of Manager’s meetings and working groups, writing minutes and meeting notes as required.
    • Update and maintain operations manuals and office filings. (as needed)
    • Manage payments & projects after grant decisions are made by Program Committee utilizing QuickBooks.
    • Update and maintain TMF’s Referring Partner list and produce periodic mailings to partners and board using MailChimp
    • Deepen and broaden TMF’s general market outreach using social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Manage the upkeep of the website and its content, including but not limited to eligibility criteria, the PDF and online application, past grantee narratives, etc.
    • Assist with strategic efforts as needed both in-house and with outside hired consultants

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Background in the nonprofit sector or foundation sector.
    • Must be organized and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Must demonstrate exceptional writing and interpersonal skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Strong computer skills, particularly with Excel, social media, MailChimp, and Access.
    • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative; to prioritize and accurately complete multiple tasks; and to work under deadlines and changing priorities.
    • Collaborative skills a must.
    • WordPress experience a plus.
    • QuickBooks experience a plus.
    • Tableau experience a plus.

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree required.

    Application Process:

    Send résumé (in Word or PDF format) and cover letter to Include “Grants Manager” in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required for the position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    The Merchants Fund is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

    • July 02, 2018
    • July 31, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    Grants Manager, Longwood Foundation

    Seeking qualified candidates for the role of Grants Manager for the Foundation. This is a dynamic opportunity for a passionate professional who is committed to philanthropy, and is qualified to assume a leadership role in the community, both as spokesperson for the work of the foundation, and in fostering strategic grants management.  The Grants Manager is responsible for the efficient and effective grants management processes for the Longwood Foundation in the Delaware region. This includes oversight of the outcomes system as well as formulation and development of grant recommendations.

    The Grants Manager will need to demonstrate experience in assessing needs, services and business plans, demonstrate the ability to handle complexity, show strength in verbal and written communications and have a deep knowledge of communities in Delaware. She/he must be prepared to play a key role in assessing emerging needs and reviewing grant requests with understanding of how these grants will enhance the Delaware region. The Grants Manager reports to the Longwood Foundation President.

    To be successful in this role, the following experience is required:

    ·         Minimum of 5 years of management experience in grantmaking or project management

    ·         Demonstrated partnership with chief executive

    ·         Supervisory knowledge and experience overseeing staff

    ·         Ability to analyze grants, including financial and programmatic elements

    ·         Demonstrated comfort with technology and software

    ·         Broad knowledge of Delaware communities

    ·         Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities

    ·         Bachelors’ degree preferred

     Submit cover letter and resumes to: with the subject line “Grants Manager”

    • July 02, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • West Conshohocken, PA

    John Templeton Foundation seeks to recruit a Vice President, Natural Sciences Department.

    Templeton believed that scientific research, especially on fundamental scientific questions, often has theological and philosophical relevance, and therefore can be a catalyst for theological and spiritual progress. He was optimistic about human ability to learn more about the fundamental nature of reality. He believed that intellectual humility is essential for making progress in science, theology and philosophy and he surrounded himself with scientists who were interested in exploring the deep implications of cutting edge scientific research. He expected the scientific enterprise to yield insights that would be relevant to theologians, philosophers and all kinds of religious communities. And he hoped that by engaging with the results of serious scientific research, religious communities would come to appreciate the value of scientific research for religious belief and practice. Previously, the Foundation managed its portfolio of grants in the Natural Sciences through two departments—Life Sciences & Genetics, and Math & Physical Sciences.

    These have now combined into a single Natural Sciences department with the aim of unifying the approach of the natural sciences portfolios. The Foundation’s investments in the natural sciences have spanned topics as diverse as the nature of black holes and quantum entanglement to the extended evolutionary synthesis and the origins of life. The Foundation seeks to increase the impact of its natural sciences funding by focusing on a few key priorities and by developing a strategy for funding natural sciences that will pursue deeper questions about the philosophical or even theological implications of the funded work.

    The Vice President for Natural Sciences will serve on the Program Leadership Team, working closely with the President to develop strategic alignment across the Foundation’s funding priorities in Science and the Big Questions. The Vice President will be charged with integrating the two departments (Life Sciences & Genetics, and Math & Physical Sciences) and thinking about the scope of work in natural sciences in light of other funding priorities in Science and the Big Questions.

    The Vice President will be mindful of how the strategic shape of the Natural Sciences Department aligns with Templeton’s philosophical vision and intent. The position is based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

    The Vice President for Natural Sciences will be charged with the following overarching goals and responsibilities:

    • Develop a strategy to identify and support interdisciplinary scientific research, which yields discoveries of scientific import and opens possibilities for theological and philosophical engagement.
    • As part of the Program Leadership team, provide strategic support to the President on matters related to donor intent and other organizational issues that enhance the Foundation’s ability to thoughtfully execute its mission and engagement.
    • Work with other co-funders with similar funding goals to explore synergies and shared grantmaking opportunities.
    • Work with Natural Science Department staff to develop, refine, and implement the Foundation’s strategic plan goals for Natural Sciences.
    • Oversee and promote professional development of Natural Sciences personnel.

    To learn more, or apply, click here

    • July 02, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • West Conshohocken, PA

    John Templeton Foundation seeks a Director of Strategic Communication

    Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Programs, the Director of Strategic Communication will oversee the branding and messaging efforts of the John Templeton Foundation. The Director will play a crucial role in creating a greater share of voice with key, identified audiences in ways that clearly and memorably reflect the Foundation’s goals and priorities. The branding activities will include development and maintenance of all of the Foundation’s digital properties, as well as implementation and oversight of its social media strategy. Relatedly, the Director will oversee the administration of and publicity for the Templeton Prize. In addition, the Director will work with Foundation leadership to manage a consistent messaging strategy to be used by staff, leadership, and the Foundation Board in formal and informal presentations. The Director will also be responsible for overseeing key recurring Foundation Communication activities, such as the production of a biennial Foundation Report, and for ad hoc Communications initiatives as directed by the President or Senior Vice President of Programs. The Director will also collaborate with the Director of Public Engagement and the Senior Vice President of Programs in identifying important outputs of Foundation funded work that can be used to advance the Foundation’s Communication and Engagement goals.

    To learn more, or to apply, click here

    • July 02, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    Director of Philanthropy

    The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) inspires individuals and communities through the power of plants. We seek a highly-qualified, experienced fundraising professional to lead and advance the organization’s donor engagement, fundraising, and philanthropic initiatives. The Director of Philanthropy leads a small team responsible for the full range of advancement activities for the organization, with a primary focus on strategic outreach and stewardship of individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental relationships.

    Working directly with the Executive Director and as liaison to the advancement committee of the Board of Directors, this position is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of advancement strategies that achieve the organization’s short- and long-term objectives. The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for leading and overseeing activities such as DCH’s annual giving campaign and membership program, donor outreach, engagement and recognition, securing sponsorships for special events and greening programs, grant writing, fundraising events, and planned giving.

    The Director of Philanthropy is a full-time, senior-level, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director. This position provides direct support and guidance for the advancement department, which includes the Assistant Director of Horticulture & Facilities, Member/Donor Relations Manager, and IT Coordinator (direct supervision of full-time positions) as well as the Grants Manager and Facility Rental Coordinator (indirect supervision of part-time positions). Compensation is based on experience.

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    • July 02, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • Jenkintown, PA

    Philanthropic Services Associate, National Philanthropic Trust - Jenkintown, PA 19046

    Department Function: The purpose and function of the Philanthropic Services Department of National Philanthropic Trust is to provide services to our Supporting Organizations, Special Projects and concierge level donors as well as cultivate new relationships in these domains. Philanthropic Services also provides specialized grantmaking support, service and information to donors and advisors on topics such as international grantmaking, grant agreements, Philanthropic Advisor Network, impact investing, NPT-UK and other related philanthropic topics that may amplify their giving.


    The Philanthropic Services Associate is responsible for the administratively efficient functioning of our Supporting Organizations, Special Projects, Concierge Level donor service offerings, and various governance needs of the organization. This position is responsible for supporting the Philanthropic Services team.

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    • July 02, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • Jenkintown, PA

    Grants Associate, National Philanthropic Trust - Jenkintown, PA 19046


    The Grants Associate is responsible for processing grants recommended by NPT’s donors. This is accomplished through researching and validating grants, reporting on grants made through the various databases and ensuring that we are compliant in our grant-making practices.

    Primary Functions and Essential Responsibilities

    • Enter and process grants in database(s)
    • Grant research using search tools
    • Perform outreach to donors and/or their Financial Services teams on grant due diligence inquiries
    • Prepare weekly grant submission reports for approval by designated committee
    • Print and prepare weekly grant checks for mailing to respective charity
    • Run grant reports as needed
    • Assist in monthly grant re-issues
    • Assist in quarterly grant research for board reports
    • Answer telephone / email questions from internal and external constituents regarding grants and other donor service needs
    • Assist with password resets
    • Support the Grants Team, as needed

    The above list is not exhaustive, additional tasks may be assigned as necessary.

    For more information, or to apply, click here

    • July 02, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

    Participates as a professional member for the Development staff and reports to the Chief Development Officer. As part of a growing development team, the candidate is primarily responsible for raising funds from foundation and corporate prospects through the submission of grant proposals and stewardship of resulting grants. Individual will maintain relationships with and provide ongoing assistance to donors, as well as collaborate with other members of the Development staff as appropriate. The individual should be self-directed and able to attract major external support through diversified prospecting and grant writing.

    The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health works to ensure that its strategy is aligned with the organization’s strategic direction as it continues to expand its presence in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To that end, in support of that strategy, this position will be required to identify and qualify new prospects in those geographies in which the Fund has minimal presence.

    For more information, or to apply, click here

    • July 02, 2018
    • August 02, 2018
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Company Description

    Kimmel Center, Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit organization, owns, manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio and the Merck Arts Education Center. Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages the Academy of Music, owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. Our mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

    Job Description

    Manager of GRants and Proposals, Institutional SUpport
    Department: Institutional Support, Office of the President
    Reports to: Senior Director of Institutional Support
    Status: Exempt


    The Manager of Grants and Proposals, Institutional Support is responsible for developing grant and sponsorship proposals to corporate, government and foundation entities. The manager will support development-focused written communications to a variety of stakeholders and manage grant reporting. In addition, he/she will coordinate with other departments within the Kimmel Center to ensure funder expectations are communicated and project results are reported in an accurate and timely manner. The manager will directly manage relationships with foundation contacts as needed.

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    • July 02, 2018
    • August 03, 2018
    • Newark, DE

    Contract and Grant Specialist, The University of Delaware  Job ID# 105619

    Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Pre-Award Administration, the Contract and Grant Specialist responds to, processes and approves proposal submissions, executes contracts, generates awards and provides oversight of award management, including sub-contracts for the departments for which they are assigned. The Contract and Grant Specialist interacts with department administrators, faculty members and sponsor contacts on a frequent basis. The Specialist will interpret policy and act as a resource to the departments for which they are assigned. Specialist at this level will have a workload which consists of a broad set of departmental administrators and sponsors where possible. Typically it is expected that the Specialist will stay at this level for at least two to five years.

     Major Responsibilities:

    • Manage contract and grant administration for a distinct set of academic or administrative departments.
    • Approve, on behalf of the University, proposal requests up to $250,000 (secure approval from appropriate personnel when requests exceed this limit), and process and submit proposals, including verifying accuracy of budgets, and all other requests derived from the sponsors call for proposals.
    • Execute grant awards or negotiate contracts when proposals are won; process award in UD Grants System, interface with the Associate Provost, Research and Regulatory Affairs and Research Counsel to aid in the negotiation of the contracts or sub-contracts included in the award. 
    • Formulate processes and procedure for negotiation of contract and grant pre-awards and post-awards to meet university requirements; research appropriate federal, state, and local requirements to facilitate compliance by all parties; works to resolve conflicting interests, as necessary.
    • Oversee fund management at the department level by providing regular reports and guidance as well as training when necessary to the faculty and department administrators. 
    • Advise faculty on funding opportunities, strategies, policies as well as on personnel funding and forecasts expected financial needs based on current and pending funds. Interface with the federal and industrial sponsors, faculty, and department administrators frequently to resolve issues or interpret policy.

    Proposal Submission:

    • Compile and analyze data in the processing of proposals, review and approve proposals to government agencies, private foundations and corporations, when the amounts of such proposals are within the prescribed limits for signature authority and are in accordance with all other university policies and sponsor rules and regulations; forward to other personnel for appropriate approval when necessary.
    • Update the UD Grants System.
    • Work closely with department administrators to assure the timely and accurate processing of proposals.
    • Provide advice and assistance to faculty, staff, graduate students and administrators concerning policies, procedures, and sponsor rules and regulations in the preparation and submission of proposals.

    Award negotiation, set up and notification:

    • Coordinate contract and grant negotiations, as assigned, and serve as a liaison between the University, funding agencies, and contract entities. 
    • Review all awards, and negotiate and approve the terms and conditions of awards whose amounts are within the prescribed limits for signature authority.
    • Independently negotiate sponsored research contracts, grants, and agreements, some of which may be large and complex, and interdisciplinary in nature.
    • Consult with the Associate Provost, Research and Regulatory Affairs and Research Counsel in the negotiation and approval of awards that consist of contracts and subcontracts.
    • Compile and analyze data in the processing of pre-awards, awards, award extensions, subcontracts, and other related documents, verifying for accuracy and work with department administrators to assure that information submitted meets University and sponsor criteria.
    • Review and approve pre-award requests when such requests are in accordance with university policies. Update the UD Financials and Grants System.
    • Work closely with department administrators to expedite the processing of awards.
    • Assist departments with PeopleSoft issues and questions.

    Award Management:

    • Review and approve transactions on all active awards, referring those requests to sponsors when sponsor approval is required.  These transactions include, but are not limited to:  budget revisions, no cost extensions, equipment requisitions, journal vouchers and supplemental contracts.
    • Analyze and evaluate awarded grants, contracts and subcontracts, advising principal investigators and department liasons of sponsor requirements.
    • Research, compile, and submit that documentation which satisifies the sponsors' requirements.
    • Establish a liaison with the various governmental funding agencies, corporations and private foundations so as to develop effective working relationships and maintain a knowledge base of rules, regulations and other guidelines.
    • Analyze and evaluate budgets in both the pre and post award stage.
    • Monitor documentation of project expenditures to ensure consistency and compliance.
    • Provide follow up information, resolve problems, and address issues on a frequent and contiunous basis during the life of the award. 
    • Review and approve as well as process, subcontract invoices and manage correspondence with the subgrantee as part of the oversight of the award.
    • Assist faculty and staff with development of requests to sponsors for approvals and changes that occur during the award administration.
    • Work with individual sponsors to ensure that requests meet compliance requirements.
    • Facilitate and deliver instruction and training for University administrators, faculty, and staff on contract and grant administration regulations, policies, procedures, techniques, issues, and trends.


    • Bachelor's degree and at least three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Higher education experience preferred.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data, develop financial plans, manage resources, and analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
    • Evidence of prior experience in budget preparation and grant or contract management required.
    • Ability to work independently, strong organization skills, attention to detail, handle multiple tasks as well as evaluate and edit content, structure and format for a range of written material.
    • Knowledge of all stages of the grant process from the request for proposal through closeout, including preparing the final report.
    • Knowledge of University policies and procedures is essential.
    • Requires analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills.
    • Information research skills. 
    • Database management skills.
    • Skill in examining and re-engineering procedures and formulating policy, and in implementing new procedures.
    • Skill in the formulation, negotiation, and establishment of contractual arrangements. Ability to present educational programs and/or workshops and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups. 
    • Project management skills and the ability to resolve complex problems/issues and to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
    • General knowledge and familiarity with the Office of Management and Budget circulars regulating federal allowable and allocable cost strongly preferred.

    Special Requirements:  Certified Research Administrators credential preferred. 

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    • July 02, 2018
    • August 12, 2018
    • Princeton, NJ

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

    The Foundation is seeking a program officer to focus on its efforts to ensure that all children and their families have an equitable opportunity to achieve their optimal health and well-being. RWJF’s aims to improve child and family well-being, particularly during the earliest years of a child’s life, through policy, systems, and environmental changes.

    This PO will play a critical role in advancing the Foundation’s priorities by designing, managing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives that focus on promoting multigenerational policies that promote health outcomes for children and advancement of healthier school environments. Drawing upon experience working in highly collaborative environments, leading strategy development and monitoring, and designing systems-change initiatives, the new PO will lead the design and implementation of new and on-going initiatives and programs that propel policy change; evaluate progress at the strategy and initiative levels; learn from our investments and activities in close collaboration with RWJF’s Research, Evaluation, and Learning Unit; and create impact through dissemination of knowledge.

    RWJF’s bold endeavor to build a Culture of Health requires that all staff are skilled at navigating changing environments, responsive to trends and shifts in the landscape. Candidates who will be most successful are highly adaptive; are practiced in critical thinking; have the ability to take in, synthesize, and apply complex information; know how to plan, develop and execute strategies; can rapidly learn the foundation’s management processes and systems; and demonstrate commitment to RWJF’s vision and guiding principles. In addition, the ideal candidate has expertise in child and human development policies and is adept at operationalizing initiatives with the understanding of the multiple factors that underpin healthy equity and the processes required to achieve it.

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    • July 03, 2018
    • August 03, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    Nemours Children's Health System Grant Writer/ Corporate and Foundation Relations participates as a professional member for the Development staff and reports to the Chief Development Officer. As part of a growing development team, the candidate is primarily responsible for raising funds from foundation and corporate prospects through the submission of grant proposals and stewardship of resulting grants. Individual will maintain relationships with and provide ongoing assistance to donors, as well as collaborate with other members of the Development staff as appropriate. The individual should be self-directed and able to attract major external support through diversified prospecting and grant writing.

    The Nemours Fund for Children's Health works to ensure that its strategy is aligned with the organization's strategic direction as it continues to expand its presence in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To that end, in support of that strategy, this position will be required to identify and qualify new prospects in those geographies in which the Fund has minimal presence.

    • Work with Fund staff, medical departments, divisions of Nemours, Nemours Office of Biomedical Research, Finance to research, identify and prioritize grant opportunities from foundations, corporations and other organizations that align with Nemours strategic initiatives.
    • Write and submit grant proposals and meet all requirements of the funder and Nemours for grant administration.
    • Prepare quarterly and/or annual reports as needed with members at AIDHC, while working collaboratively and appropriately to develop and transform ideas into grant proposals.
    • Create boilerplates and templates to make subsequent grant applications. Seasoned fundraiser with a track record of meeting and/or exceeding fundraising goals.
    • Maintain strong relationships with present and future funding sources while effectively managing projects with multiple constituencies and deadlines.
    • Identify prospects for external funding sources for grants and cultivate those relationships in partnership with others.
    • Work with leadership and associates to develop funding strategy; develop workable implementation plans and communicate those plans effectively.
    • Synthesize complex information and develop workflow or procedures as relevant.
    • Maintain detailed and accurate records; ability to monitor and track grants effectively and efficiently.
    • In collaboration with Chief Development Officer, determine fundraising priorities and allocate resources appropriately to maximize efficiency and success.

    Additional Requirements:

    1. Possesses the ability to work both independently, creatively and collaboratively with a high-performing team to execute best practices in fundraising.

    2. Knowledge of ethics statements by AFP, AHP and other appropriate associations, as well as an understanding of donor rights.

    3. Demonstrates outstanding written and oral communication skills to articulate the mission of the organization and case for support.

    4. Superior interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

    5. Analytic skills to assess and evaluate on-going progress of a Development program.

    6. Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee's supervisor.

    Education and Training:

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Minimum 3 - 5 years professional fundraising experience.
    • Raiser's Edge

    • July 03, 2018
    • August 03, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    This position will execute and expand upon the development strategy throughout the Delaware Valley, including the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children and satellites, through a focus on major gifts.

    In conjunction with the development team, the Major Gift Associate will set strategy for his/her assigned areas of the hospital and contribute to the larger strategy for the Major Gifts team, with a focus on transformational six and seven-figure gifts.

    • Serve as member of the development team with primary responsibility for advancing the major gifts program to successfully identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors.
    • Engage a portfolio of medium-high net worth individuals to achieve leadership gifts for Nemours strategic priorities.
    • Establish and maintain long-term relationships between donors and appropriate hospital staff (providers, clinicians, leaders, etc.) that connect donor interest and passion with hospital needs.
    • Effectively communicate the mission, vision, values and priorities within the internal and external community.
    • Ability to relate at all levels across the organization, including physicians, hospital leadership, volunteers, prospects and donors.
    • Collaborate with Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist and other Major Gift Associates as appropriate.
    • In collaboration with Chief Development Officer, determine fundraising priorities and allocate resources appropriately to maximize efficiency and success.
    • Superior interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with senior leadership, volunteers, administration, staff and donors.
    • Demonstrate high level of sensitivity and judgement with regard to the needs of patient families.
    • Demonstrated success in activities to coordinate, attract and close major gift funding support for a university or large non-profit organization including face-to-face solicitation of gifts of $100,000 or more.


    • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
    • At least five years professional fundraising experience with three or more major gifts fundraising experience.

    • July 03, 2018
    • August 03, 2018
    • Baltimore, Maryland

    Located in Baltimore MarylandMid Atlantic Arts Foundation was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the last 35 years, the Foundation has expanded its reach to include national and international initiatives. The Foundation’s work is focused on performing arts touring, jazz, independent film, support for individual artists, and international cultural exchange.

    Job Summary

    Objective: To efficiently and accurately manage all fiscal and accounting functions of the Foundation

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    • July 05, 2018
    • August 05, 2018
    • New Castle County, DE


    Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) combats injustice through creative and persistent civil legal advocacy on behalf of vulnerable and underserved Delawareans. CLASI provides free legal representation to people with disabilities, people age 60 or over, people with low incomes, immigrants, and victims of crime and discrimination to help our clients maintain shelter, income and other government benefits, educational services, medical services, orders of protection from abuse, legal immigration status and other civil legal remedies.


    The Development Associate supports the Director of Development with organization development matters to advance the organization's mission. The Development Associate works closely with the Director of Development and Executive Director to assure compliance with funding agency requirements, metrics, external communications, and to otherwise promote effective program, fundraising, and operations. The Development Associate provides support to CLASI's Board of Directors and to the Combined Campaign for Justice, a fundraising effort in which CLASI partners with the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware and Delaware Volunteer Legal Services. The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development and works primarily in the New Castle County office.



    Grants Management

    • Support the Director of Development with assuring compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines, and grant conditions applicable to all programs. 
    • Actively monitor and promote staff implementation of statistical and reporting requirements. 
    • Compile and organize information for periodic reports, funding applications and compliance reviews. 
    • Assist with preparation and drafting of periodic reports, funding applications, program pamphlets, and similar documents. 


    • Provide support for Combined Campaign for Justice and other fundraising efforts, including gift processing, generating reports and acknowledgement letters, and assisting with special events.
    • Assist in research and writing in support of CLASI's grant applications. 

    Board of Directors

    • Provide administrative support to CLASI's governing Board. 

    Outreach and Publications

    • Help create newsletters, annual reports, social media posts, and website blogs and updates. 
    • Coordinate publication and development of organization program brochures 


    • Address routine correspondence and requests for general information (e.g. surveys; program information solicitations) from the public and funding sources.
    • Monitor selected listservs and network publications to stay abreast of administrative program developments. 
    • Travel statewide as necessary to perform responsibilities. 
    • Occasional work outside of business hours may be required. 
    • Perform any other reasonably related duties. 


    • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills, detail orientation and the ability to multitask.
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative and respond to changing priorities.
    • Commitment to CLASI's mission to provide equal access to justice
    • Ability to build and maintain constructive and effective relationships with outside agencies, donors and peers.
    • Proficiency with computer-based data collection systems; word processing; and legal support software programs.
    • Bachelor's degree preferred.
    • Ability to travel statewide, including travel to CLASI field offices.         

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    • July 09, 2018
    • August 09, 2018
    • Atlanta, Georgia

    The Zalik Foundation is a newly formed family foundation in Atlanta, GA whose grant making aims to improve Jewish education, empower women and girls, promote entrepreneurship, and ensure children and seniors live with promise and dignity.  Our work is focused in, but not limited to, Atlanta and Israel. We are seeking great talent to help us grow our impact in this start-up phase of our operation.

    Foundation Administrator will support the administrative needs for the Foundation's Executive Director and President and will play a critical roll in building the infrastructure and operational systems for this new foundation.  They will play a critical roll in grants administration, interacting with potential and current grantees.  This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized, flexible individual who is looking to contribute their talents to building a new philanthropic organization.


    Administrative Support

    Perform general administrative duties for President and Executive Director; however, as the organization grows, support for additional professionals may be required.

    Perform general office duties such as running errands, preparing materials, filing, copying, mailing, and answering phone calls.

    Plan for and implement meetings, which may include ordering meals, compiling materials, collecting RSVPs, greeting guests, taking minutes and any needed set-up or clean-up.

    Manage calendars, schedule meeting and travel arrangements for Executive leadership.

    Process office related invoices and expense payments.

    Coordinate support from vendors including technology, office supplies, and others as necessary.

    This position will rely heavily on organization skills, relationship building, written and oral communication as well as documentation skills.

    Programmatic Support

    Perform grants management duties, including collect and review documentation from potential and current grantees, communicate deadlines. Ensure accuracy and quality of all documents.

    Process interim and final reports from grantees.

    Maintain required records for grantees, including hard files and grants management database.

    Arrange details and logistics of site visits.

    Screen all incoming calls and requests for information from organizations seeking funding.

    Undertake special duties as assigned


    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with high proficiency in MS Excel (formulas, Pivot table, etc.)

    Detail oriented with great organization skills

    Effectively prioritize, multi-task and manage time to support the work of various functions.

    Flexibility and works well under pressure and possess a high sense of urgency

    Strong decision making and analytical abilities

    Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

    Takes initiative, as appropriate, and can work well independently and as part of a team.

    Strong sense of integrity


    Knowledge of the nonprofit or foundation sector

    Previous Executive Assistant experience

    Bachelor’s degree preferred

    3-7 years full time work experience preferred

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to Amanda Abrams at Please note "Foundation Administrator" in the subject line of the email. No phone inquiries, please.

    • July 10, 2018
    • August 10, 2018
    • Flexible

    Resource Generation is seeking a High Net Wealth and Family Philanthropy Coordinator at 30 hours a week to organize members of RG’s base who have high net wealth and who have family foundations. This program focuses on political education, leadership and skills development, and mobilizing to action among a portion of our base who have significant potential to move resources and to take leadership in philanthropy.

    We define high net wealth as having direct access to $1 million in liquidable assets and/or being part of a family that has $10 million or more in assets. You can find the full definition here.

    The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about transformative fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for change.

    Goals of Resource Generation’s high net wealth and family philanthropy organizing:

    To organize our high net wealth and family philanthropy members to…

    1. Fund social movements, and do so aligned with social justice philanthropy principles and best donor practices
    2. Become leaders in the field of philanthropy
    3. Organize other high net wealth young people and young people with family philanthropy into RG
    4. Participate and lead in RG’s campaigns
    5. Be spokespeople and publically share their stories
    6. Become members of RG at major donor levels that sustain our work

    • July 10, 2018
    • August 10, 2018
    • Long Beach, CA

    Position Description


    (Long Beach, CA)


    Archstone Foundation is a private grantmaking organization whose mission is to contribute towards the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. After 30 years of grantmaking, Archstone Foundation has awarded over 1,000 grants with a total value of over $103 million.

    For the first time in our country’s history, individuals are living well into their 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. This growing group of older adults offers astonishing opportunities, and an array of unexpected yet exciting challenges.

    Since inception, Archstone Foundation has responded to the implications of these changing demographics and has supported innovative responses to the emerging and unmet needs of older adults. The Foundation has funded a wide range of grantees making important contributions in critical, yet often overlooked areas of need. Archstone Foundation previously provided significant support to sustained initiatives that have helped confront elder abuse and neglect, prevent falls, and provide compassionate and more spiritual approaches to end-of-life care.

    Following an in-depth review of its philanthropy, and the needs of California’s diverse aging population, the Foundation today focuses its grantmaking on four major areas:

    • Enabling older adults to remain in their homes and communities;
    • Improving the treatment of late-life depression;
    • Developing innovative responses to the family caregiving needs of older adults; and
    • Expanding the health care and broader workforce needed to care for, and serve, the rapidly growing and aging population.

    With a special focus on California, and concern for older residents, Archstone Foundation welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with public and private funders, as well as nonprofit and civic leaders, to improve the well-being of older adults.

    For more information, please visit:


    Guided by Archstone Foundation’s mission and values, the President & CEO will work in concert with the Board of Directors and staff and will be responsible for the overall leadership and

    management of the Foundation, including assets of over $100 million and $5 million in annual grantmaking. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will supervise the seven- person staff and manage the Foundation’s finances, investments, operations, human resources, and grants. The President & CEO will create the conditions for strategic, effective decision making, and ongoing discovery of opportunities for collaboration and partnership to leverage impact.

    Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    1. Board Relations/Governance – The President & CEO will develop a strong positive working relationship with members of the Board.

    2. Programs and Grantmaking – In collaboration with the Board and staff, the President & CEO will create and administer the grantmaking programs, policies, and procedures that fulfill the mission of the Foundation, taking into consideration the legacy, activities, and successes of the past 30 years. The President & CEO will engage in ongoing research and information gathering to ensure the Foundation is making plans about the present and future, understanding and anticipating changes in the landscape, particularly in key focus areas.

    3. Partner and Grantee Relations – The President & CEO will develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with partner/grantee organizations; and develop ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the Foundation’s grantmaking.

    4. Budgeting and Fiscal Oversight – The President & CEO will develop, in partnership and concert with the staff, and recommend to the Board an annual operating plan and budget.

    5. Philanthropic Education – The President & CEO will provide education, guidance, training, and information regarding the Board’s roles and responsibilities; and the President & CEO will create an environment of mutual respect between the Board and staff.

    6. Internal Communications – The President & CEO, with assistance from the staff, will frame the issues for Board discussion for effective decision making; thereby keeping the Board regularly informed of progress, developments, and significant events.

    7. External Relations – The President & CEO will develop and maintain constructive relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and will participate in relevant national and regional associations.

    8. Results and Impact – The President & CEO will develop ways to evaluate impact and effectiveness of the Foundation’s grantmaking to inform decision making by the Board.


    The President & CEO:

    • Will embrace the mission and philanthropic interests of Archstone Foundation (AF);
    • Will demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation’s core values;
    • Will provide collaborative leadership and help the Board collectively and individually to realize the full potential of the Foundation’s work through focused and disciplined grantmaking;
    • Will be an enabler and facilitator who will have the strength of character and conviction to work with the dynamic mission of AF;
    • Will be a confident individual for whom the ownership of ideas is less important than the results of the collaborative effort of the staff and Board;
    • Should be seen as a convener and facilitator who engages with the Board and staff to distill ideas and clarify issues and translate them into impactful and forward thinking grantmaking;
    • Will provide leadership in the development of a framework that supports: the vetting of issues, the delineation of options, and the assessment of programmatic outcomes;
    • Should be an inspirational leader whose transparent communications and engaging style encourage creativity and engender trust;
    • Should have a good sense of humor and be empathetic, open-minded, confident and professional;
    • Will have flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, and will be an astute listener who is responsive, accessible and open to the ideas and opinions of others;
    • Will demonstrate an inspiring, collaborative leadership style and embody a “caring leader” mindset;
    • Should be diplomatic, decisive, politically astute, culturally sensitive, and be able to accomplish goals through inspiration, motivation and delegation;
    • Must be focused on advancing the work of AF through the rare combination of personal humility, emotional maturity, and a strong desire to effect positive change in the field of aging.


    The successful candidate will most likely have solid experience in the philanthropic community as a grantor or grantee, but it is also possible that the individual could come from another background. However, the ability to build and manage effective board relationships collaboratively and forge pragmatic solutions on readily changing and complex aging issues is essential. Experience working with diverse communities and across generations is important. The President & CEO should have the ability to work on multiple levels with a wide variety of constituencies.


    An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is strongly preferred.


    Annual compensation will be competitive and relocation assistance, if needed, is negotiable. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.


    Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications, including resume and a compelling letter of interest in confidence to:

    Jay Berger, Ph.D. Morris & Berger

    500 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 2150

    Glendale, CA 91203

    Telephone 818-507-1234 – Fax 818-507-4770

    Electronic submission is encouraged.

    • July 10, 2018
    • August 17, 2018
    • Wilmington, DE

    The Development Manager of the senior administrative team of Delaware Contemporary Museum reporting to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the planning, execution, and evaluation of fundraising and development initiatives for the museum in conjunction with the Executive Director, Chair of the Board Development Committee, and Board of DirectorsThe Development Manager establishes fundraising priorities and objectives; creates fundraising strategies to meet specific program goals; identifies and profiles current and prospective corporate, individual, and foundation prospects, and with the Executive Director, develops and cultivates positive relations with donors and prospects, and solicits and stewards major donors. The position is responsible for researching, writing, and reporting on all grant initiatives. An ability to exhibit a true commitment to and effectively communicate The Delaware Contemporary's goals, mission, history and vision for the future are important aspects of this position. The new Development Manager will collaborate with the outgoing Development Manager to transition and prioritize duties based on the candidate's abilities and strengths.

     Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years development and grant writing experience (or equivalent work experience), excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, Powerpoint and Excel), familiarity with Raiser's Edge (or similar CRM) and database management skills. Previous experience must demonstrate a proven track record in developing, planning, and implementing development initiatives; donor cultivation skills; securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research; and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs. Familiarity and relationships with donors and foundations in the Greater-Wilmington area are preferred.

     Position Responsibilities:

    The functions and responsibilities listed below are those that represent the majority of time spent working in this job. Management may assign additional essential functions and responsibilities related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

    • Conduct ongoing research, organize, and execute a comprehensive development plan for short and long-term fundraising initiatives.
    • Responsible for all grant reporting
    • Conduct the full range of activities required in the preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to government, foundation, and corporate grant opportunities in the areas of contemporary art, visual culture, creativity-based technology, education, and operational support.
    • Work with the Executive Director, Chair of the Board Development Committee, and Board of Directors to identify, cultivate, and steward potential supporters of The Delaware Contemporary.
    • Work directly with the Director of Special Events in the planning and development of all Delaware Contemporary related fundraising events.
    • Coordinate the development department's marketing including organization of the copy of all fundraising literature and website content with the Marketing Department.
    • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the position.
    • Some weekend and evening work is required. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent research and grant writing ability.
    • Advanced computer skills including knowledge of fundraising software.
    • Strong understanding of fundraising strategies and trends, and their impact on contemporary arts and education programs.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to manage large projects and must be able to prioritize and delegate work as needed to appropriate staff from various departments.
    • Must communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff.
    • Maintain high standards of professional etiquette.
    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team of dedicated professionals.
    • Ability to think creatively.
    • Ability to multi-task. 

    To Apply:

    The salary range is for this position $38K-43K. If you wish to explore this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Joseph J Gonzales, PhD, Executive Director, 

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