Organization: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in the philanthropic sector, serving as a resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.
The Roundtable is undergoing an exciting period of change. In 2019, the board of directors approved a new strategic plan that outlines an ambitious vision to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. A new President and CEO took the helm on June 1, 2020 and is leading the organization toward its five-year goal: to be recognized, among individual donors as well as foundations, as the leading champion of philanthropic freedom, and more widely known and utilized as a trusted resource for philanthropists seeking to advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.
With this goal in mind, the organization is building a group of experienced program directors, program officers, and program associates to provide due diligence assessments and landscape analysis as well as support donor collaborations for those who align with and explicitly support the Roundtable’s guiding principles. This role will help lead the team that provides the information necessary for donors to make the best investment decisions when allocating their philanthropic dollars. This is an exciting opportunity to inform the work of multiple donors and foundations.
Since 1991, The Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable is the leading organization in the United States focused on promoting and defending the power of private giving and the means to create wealth to make charitable giving possible.
- Job Summary: Programs Directors/ Officers are part of a dynamic team committed to supporting a robust movement of donors who share our principles and want to invest their philanthropy in strengthening a free society. The ideal candidate has knowledge (or relevant transferable experience) in grant-making and philanthropy in giving areas where liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility are core values. The idea candidate will be a strategic, self-starter who is passionate about the mission of the Roundtable, who brings knowledge and expertise in one of the following areas: America’s founding principles, pathways to opportunity or supporting strong communities. The Programs Directors/ Officers report to the Senior Director of Programs.
- Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Develop knowledge and complete high quality due diligence of organizations by engaging with these organizations and their programming, keeping abreast of current news and events, monitoring the latest research, activities, and trends in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector with respect.
- Establish and maintain relationships with experts, thought leaders, and nonprofit executives as assigned.
- Under the editorial guidance of senior staff, produce or oversee the commission of written content, research, and analysis to help share examples of philanthropic excellence through a wide variety of channels including white papers, briefings, blogs, videos, webinars, interviews, and digital items for social media
- Support the content elements for large- and small-scale donor convenings events
- Help meet the needs of Roundtable donors looking for advice and support in making well-informed investment philanthropic decisions in line with the Roundtable’s giving principles, the donor’s intent, and our shared values
- Support the collaborative efforts of working groups for donors committed to transforming a specific sector
- A minimum of 5 years total work experience, including at least 3 years of grant-making experience (for Program Director) or 1 year (for Program Officer) grant-making experience OR relevant management experience in one or more of these subject matter areas: education, civics education, poverty, criminal justice reform, economic freedom, Constitutional rights, foreign policy, or other areas relevant to advancing liberty, opportunity, or personal responsibility
- Demonstrable experience in producing excellent written and digital content and a developed ability to deftly communicate information to those outside your field
- Existing relationships with experts and leaders working that can be leveraged to expand the Roundtable programming and network
- Versatility to be both a self-starter who takes initiative while also being highly collaborative, energetic, and supportive team member
- Possess strong analytic, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Able to complete high-quality projects, juggle multiple projects at once, and consistently meet deadlines with enthusiasm and professionalism
- High standard of integrity and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Endorses and is motived by the guiding principles, mission, and vision of the Roundtable
- Passionate about philanthropy and its role in strengthening a free society
- Graduate degree in public policy, business, or other relevant subject area preferred, but not required
Travel: Up to 10 percent of time. All travel will be domestic.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter, which should detail your philosophical interest in the mission of The Philanthropy Roundtable and your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/
Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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