Careers in the Sector 
Philanthropy Delaware connects people and resources to advance the sector.  Below is a compiled list of job openings in Delaware and the region to create value for job seekers and employers in the sector.

Have a job to post?  Please contact Lauren Christie, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, at 302-490-5984 via phone or Lauren@PhilanthropyDelaware.org via e-mail. 

Job Openings

    • February 01, 2021
    • (EST)

    Longwood Foundation *Longwood Foundation is a Philanthropy Delaware member*

    The Westview Associates has been contracted to perform a Retained Search for the next Controller at the Longwood Foundation. Since 1937, the Longwood Foundation has invested in the quality of life and the future of Delaware and southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Through grants and creative philanthropic leadership, the Foundation addresses challenges within the region by accelerating success in the non-profit sector. Those who work in the Foundation’s office work together to maximize Longwood’s impact primarily through the success of the beneficiary organizations. This is a dynamic and rewarding career opportunity.

    This is a “hands-on” accounting and financial analysis position at an organization with a team of five professionals and a $1.5 million annual operating budget. The hired individual will be expected to “lean in” and exhibit the passion for and commitment to our communities that is required to discover and implement strategies that will increase the impact of the Foundation’s work.

    The hired individual will perform tasks that include:

    • Transactional Accounting and Closing the Books
    • Financial Budgeting and Analysis
    • Cash Flow Forecasting, Management, and Reporting
    • Extensive Financial and Operational Analysis that is Reported to Senior Leadership and the Board
    • Enhance and Manage Relationships with External Service Providers to maximize the Foundation’s assets. These external services include:
      • Investment Management
      • Treasury Functions
      • Insurance
      • External Accountants in the preparation of: Tax Compliance, Annual Audit, and 990’s

    The ideal candidate will have professional expertise that include;

    • Controller or accounting leader at a private foundation/family office or non-profit organization OR
    • Public or corporate accounting experience

    The targeted professional experience of the ideal applicant is at least 5 years of transactional accounting achievement. CPA with MBA preferred.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

    Ernest W. Russom III, Executive Director
    The Westview Associates
    610-405-4818
    ERussom@TheWestviewAssociates.com
    www.TheWestviewAssociates.com


    • February 01, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC.

    Logo of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending liberty, freedom of speech, due process, academic freedom, legal equality, and freedom of conscience on our nation’s college campuses. Please visit thefire.org to gain a sense of our work and mission.

    Position Description

    The Digital Marketing Associate will report to and work directly with FIRE’s Digital Marketing Manager, in addition to working with all of FIRE programs to ensure proper promotion of FIRE’s work. The duties for this position include, but are not limited to: 

    • Drafting posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for content and programs;
    • Monitoring social media activity for marketing opportunities and leads;
    • Writing scripts for promotional videos and other advertising copy;
    • Copy-editing all outgoing emails;
    • Drafting and sending FIRE e-newsletters;
    • Maintaining FIRE’s Google Ads grant requirements;
    • Assisting in the building, maintenance, and tracking of various digital advertising campaigns, including social media campaigns.

    This position will frequently collaborate with other staff members and departments on general duties and specialized projects, including but not limited to contributing to FIRE’s blog, Newsdesk; working closely with our outreach staff to promote FIRE’s programs; and some administrative work, such as filing and data entry. 

    This position involves very little travel, but occasional work on weekends and evenings should be expected.

    The expected start date for this position will be as soon as possible.

    Qualifications

    A successful candidate will have a good work ethic, be a self-starter, exercise strong judgement, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and possess the ability to work independently. Most importantly, the candidate must demonstrate a knowledge and passion for FIRE’s mission and an ability to articulate that passion in a way that will make others enthusiastic about our cause. A candidate must also be able to demonstrate:

    • At least 1 year of experience in a marketing role or a nonprofit/public interest advocacy role;
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication and general copy-editing skills;
    • Exemplary planning and organizational skills, including an ability to handle dynamic, challenging, and changing situations.

    Preferred Experience

    • Relevant software: Pardot, Salesforce, Sprout Social, WordPress, G-Suite, Facebook Business, GoogleAds, and Google Analytics;
    • Basic HTML;
    • Experience managing social media accounts for a business or organization;
    • Basic photography and photo editing.

    Salary and Compensation

    Starting salary is negotiable and depends upon experience and education level. FIRE conducts periodic evaluations where employees may receive raises or bonuses for outstanding and excellent work. FIRE also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance; a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account option; matching retirement contributions; and a generous paid time-off plan.

    Applications

    Applicants should provide a resume, cover letter demonstrating an understanding of and appreciation of FIRE’s mission, a writing sample or other demonstration of work (portfolio, for example), salary requirements, and contact information for at least two professional references. All applications are confidential. Please address applications to Cait Scanlan, Manager, Human Resources. Applications can be emailed to hr@thefire.org.

    FIRE is an equal opportunity employer.


    • February 07, 2021
    • (EST)

    logoThe Delaware Art Museum is a small, collaborative community in which each member of the team is uniquely valued for their skills. We are seeking a Grants Manager, who will work across the Museum to meet revenue goals through developing and managing foundation and corporate, and government grants. The Grants Manager will focus on matching the funding sources for Museum needs which include capital projects, programs, exhibitions, and general operations. For this reason, people with a wide range of knowledge and research interests are the ideal fit for these positions. Attention to detail and superb writing skills are key for this position. 
     
    The Grants Manager will support development efforts through research, maintenance of donor and sponsor relationships, timely reporting, and budget management. They will regularly meet with members of the Leadership Team to discuss current and potential grant opportunities and coordinate all grant writing activities, including management of grants calendar, proposals, correspondences with grantors, and final reports. This role requires a person with a collegial spirit who is proactive and creative in their pursuits of new funders and grant opportunities.  
     
    We are looking for candidates who have:

    • Master’s degree in the Humanities preferred.
    • A passion for the arts and a commitment to the success of the Delaware Art Museum’s mission, strategic plan, programs, and high standards of achievement are expected.
    • The ability to digest, synthesize, and articulate information concerning programs, exhibitions, capital projects, and the Museum’s operations to a variety of audiences.
    • Demonstrable research experience required; experience writing grants preferred. 
    • Strong organization skills including effective time management, ability to set and meet deadlines, and demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-tasking, fast paced environment.
    • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
    • The ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills with a strong attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of and experience with database systems preferred.
    • Skilled in MS Windows and MS Office products.
    • A collegial attitude and a sense of humor. 
    Salary Range: $50,000

    How to Apply:
     
    The Delaware Art Museum is committed to inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
     
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing/grant sample you have authored to Human Resource at hr@delart.org

    Interviewing will begin when qualified applicants have been identified; the job will close when an offer has been accepted.

    To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at www.delart.org
    • February 15, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wilmington, DE/ Philadelphia, PA

    JP Morgan Chase: Most Popular US Bank Brand | PaymentsJournal*JPMorgan Chase is a Philanthropy Delaware member. 

    JPMorgan Chase strives to be a catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change in communities across the globe.  JPMorgan Chase annually invests $350 million to create pathways to opportunity so that individuals have access to the knowledge, skills, resources, and capital they need to secure their futures and compete in the global economy. Our programs seek to address key drivers of economic inequality experienced by vulnerable populations around the globe.  In the U.S., we focus on advancing racial equity in the communities we work.  Please visit JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Responsibility for more information.  

    The Corporate Responsibility (CR) Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm's CR agenda by crafting goals, policies and initiatives that align with and support the firm's business strategies, reflect our values and support the communities where we do business. The Division includes Global Philanthropy, Community Engagement, Global Government Relations, Public Policy, the JPMorgan Chase Institute, and Sustainable Finance.

    The Global Philanthropy team is comprised of the JPMC Foundation which deploys the firm's philanthropic investments, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism which manages programs to promote employee engagement through matching gift and extensive volunteer program, and Impact Finance, which utilizes traditional financial products such as debt and equity to create positive impact and financial returns. Global Philanthropy includes regional teams that make investments locally and strategy teams that set the overall approach and make global and national investments.

    Global Philanthropy is currently seeking a Program Officer to join the team covering our East Region and based in either Wilmington, DE or Philadelphia, PA. The Program Officer will lead a grantmaking portfolio and strategy in those two cities as well as potentially in other cities. In addition, the Program Officer will play a leadership role in coordinating other Corporate Responsibility and lines of business, as relevant, activities, and initiatives in the assigned markets.

    The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience in these communities and will manage the following:

    Corporate Responsibility Leadership: Play a leadership role in assigned markets to coordinate with other Corporate Responsibility and lines of business colleagues to develop strategies, maximize internal and external visibility opportunities, as well as assure management/work efficiencies.  This includes working with Government Relations, Communications, Community Engagement, and other CR aligned representatives to help position the firm as a thought leader, host and facilitate meetings/forums with grantees and key stakeholders, including maintaining a network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders.   

    Grant Portfolio: Develop and implement a grantmaking strategy aligned with the Corporate Responsibility goals and objectives of the firm and rooted in local context and conditions; develop and implement business plans for the respective markets; draft grant write-ups, periodic program reports and briefing papers for internal and external stakeholders; and present strong proposals to internal Contributions Committees.

    Collaborative Team Planning: Participate in meetings to review grant recommendations; provide updates on grantee progress; determine technical assistance needs of grantees; plan convening, evaluation and communications activities; and share and reflect on experiences in the field and related program activity.

    Grantee Relations/Technical Assistance: Identify potential partners and projects that are consistent with the firm’s philanthropic goals; provide counsel to organizations invited to develop proposals; review proposals and determine which ones will be further developed and recommended for funding; provide primary program support for the maintenance of active grants including regular communications and problem solving with partners and consultants, report review, analysis and feedback; maintain an open, ongoing relationship with community leaders.

    Cross-Firm Integration: Develop and maintain effective relationships with local line-of-business leaders; communicate the firm’s philanthropic strategy to multiple internal constituencies; provide local leadership teams with frequent updates about portfolio partners and community priorities; coordinate local firm leadership involvement in local, state, and regional events.

    External Visibility and Local Engagement: Build recognition for the firm for our significant community investments and serve as a thought leader on the firm’s behalf; originate, facilitate and attend meetings with funders, grantees, grant-seekers and community leaders; develop and maintain a productive network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders; work closely with Media Relations and other Corporate Responsibility team partners to leverage grants and events for maximum visibility.

    Contribute to National Efforts: As the successful candidate will work with the program strategy team, s/he may be called on to help shepherd national grants, represent the firm at conferences, and provide additional support to the strategy team as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership in the region with significant experience working in or with the leading nonprofit, government and/or philanthropic leaders
    • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience in program development, implementation and/or policy
    • Passion for Global Philanthropy’s mission; deep knowledge of and experience related to workforce readiness, small business, financial capability, and/or community development
    • Understanding of grant making and the nonprofit sector; ability to assess the leadership, track record, fiscal health and capacity of a nonprofit organization
    • Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically about program design and implementation
    • Commitment to pursuing racial equity and addressing root causes of poverty in the communities we serve
    • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) complex ideas and professional perspective to diverse audiences
    • Creative, flexible and collaborative with an ability to work in a team-oriented environment; demonstrate a high degree of initiative; results-oriented
    • Desire to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices
    • Welcome feedback as a means to personal and professional growth

    About the Team:

    Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

      The  Corporate Responsibility (CR) department mission is to advance a stronger, more durable and safe financial system and an inclusive economy and society for clients, customers and communities around the world. The department includes sub-departments focused on policy advocacy and lobbying, philanthropy, sustainability, impact finance, community engagement and data analysis and research.

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      • March 01, 2021
      • (EST)

      Logo of RodelThe Program Manager will bring an energetic and forward-thinking perspective to ensure that Delaware is global leader in educating each of its students to contribute and thrive. The Program Manger will work to achieve this vision by serving as a key member of our team developing and implementing public-private partnerships focused on public education and workforce development in Delaware. The position will work with the policy/program and operational teams at Rodel, as well as local and national partners, on key projects related to diversifying the teacher workforce, creating more robust K-12 to workforce pipelines, and assisting in the development of new innovative approaches to supporting our students. The core focus will be to develop pilot initiatives, including project plans, and to manage the work flow and outcomes associated with the projects and associated grants.

      The Program Manager will be responsible for effectively supporting the Rodel team in the successful planning, execution, monitoring, tracking, and reporting of multi-partner projects and grants. This is an excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented and systems-minded person to craft solutions while working with multiple internal and external stakeholders to impact the future of education and workforce in Delaware.

      Critical Success Personal Attributes and Strengths for this Role:

      • Equity mindset and passion for our organizational mission

      • Strong critical thinking and analytic capability

      • Creative problem solver with the resilience to work through or around obstacles

      • Experience developing project plans and managing multiple, complex projects with responsibility for tracking and engaging team members

      • Strong interpersonal skills, e.g. ability to navigate, work across, and invest in multiple stakeholders

      • Strong attention to detail while managing multiple projects

      • Excellent listening and communication skills, including ability to present and facilitate groups

      • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and a high level of responsibility

      • Fun. This is hard work and we are a small team, so a sense of humor is appreciated.

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Develop implementation plans for new partnerships and initiatives, including timelines, budgets, activities, and milestones

      • Synthesize insights from research, meetings, and interviews into summary presentations and proposals for discussion and action

      • Help design partnerships, frame outcome measures, and build implementation plans.

      • Create project plans with success metrics and ensure execution with a team members, contractors, and partners

      • Facilitate one on one, small group, and large group meetings that are engaging, empowering of our partners, and that have clear objectives

      Education/Experience:

      While we are open to candidates with a wide range of academic and work backgrounds as well as learning styles, a Bachelor’s Degree is required for this role. Preference may be given to candidates with a graduate degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or public policy, or work towards one of those degrees. Experience in public education and/or consulting is preferred, but not required. A knowledge of state and national education systems is preferred. At least 2 to 4 years of experience coordinating and managing complex projects is required.

      Rodel is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package. We also provide customized support and professional development to advance your skillset.

      For further information on Rodel, please visit  www.RodelDE.org

      Please send a resume and cover letter to ttrawick@rodelde.org


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