About Philanthropy Roundtable: 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’s key goal is to be 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. We work with both individual donors and institutional funders.
With this goal in mind, the organization is building a group of experienced program directors, officers, and associates to help inform and influence the giving of philanthropists who align with and explicitly support the Roundtable’s guiding principles. The Senior Director will manage 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 at once.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, the Senior Director of Programs will manage a dynamic team of program directors, officers and associates 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 significant skill and experience in leading grantmaking and philanthropy in giving areas where liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility are core values. The ideal candidate will be mission-focused, results-driven self-starter who is passionate about the mission of the Roundtable and who brings knowledge and expertise in one of the following areas: America’s founding principles, pathways to opportunity or supporting strong communities. Expertise in these subjects is a plus: education, civics education, poverty, criminal justice reform, economic freedom, Constitutional rights, or foreign policy.
This position is based in Washington, D.C.; we will also consider exceptional candidates based in other locations for virtual employment.
Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Manage the day-to-day work and project execution of the Program team, which is composed of Program Directors, Officers, and Associates
- Oversee the completion of high-quality due diligence assessments of nonprofit organizations related to the Roundtable programmatic areas
- Direct the Programs team to ensure a constant flow of exceptional 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
- Produce regular, excellent content through channels such as those listed above that help the Roundtable achieve its objective of influencing philanthropic giving to strengthen our free society.
- Ensure that all proposed content aligns with the Roundtable’s vision, mission, and guiding principles
- Recommend to the VP of Strategy & Innovation potential new issue areas that arise through the team’s work on conducting evaluations and producing top notch content
- Establish and maintain relationships with key experts, thought leaders, and nonprofit executives
- Represent the Roundtable at conference, events, and in meetings with donors
- Support the development team in meeting the needs of Roundtable donors looking for advice and support in making well-informed philanthropic decisions in line with the Roundtable’s giving principles, the donor’s intent, and our shared values
- Assist with establishing Program team goals and ensure that outcomes are tracked and regularly reported
- Ensure that every member of the Programs team has a sound and effective professional development plan
- At least five years of grantmaking experience preferred; experience in fundraising or other philanthropic-related work will also be considered
- At least three years of experience managing a team
- Endorses and is motived by the guiding principles, mission, and vision of the Roundtable
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Possess strong 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
- Excellent editing skills a plus
- Public speaking experience a plus
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus
- High standard of integrity and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Strong computer skills; excellent command of MS Office, Outlook, Teams, and Zoom; experience with a CRM database (Microsoft D365, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, etc.) is a plus
Travel: Up to 10 percent of the time. All travel will be domestic.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in this position/the Roundtable’s mission and salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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