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Foundation Source
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States (remote)
1 day ago
Council on Foundations
REMOTE, United States (remote)
29 days ago
Foundation Source
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1 day ago
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Philanthropy Serving Organization
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As a Philanthropic Director, you will be a subject matter expert and thought leader in philanthropic governance and operations, providing advisory support to enhance and improve our 2000+ clients’ giving experiences.  You are relied upon for your extensive experience and expertise in private foundations and stature in the philanthropic sector to positively contribute to Foundation Source’s reputation among our centers of influence. 

The ideal candidate is a highly effective, motivating and persuasive communicator who can deliver time sensitive, detailed work quickly, correctly and efficiently.  

Key Responsibilities

Team Operations  (35%) 

·        Project manager, key point of contact and coordinator of information, including internal and external team activity and content, to advance the work of our teams to meet goals and deadlines. This may include but not limited to: 

·        content development, tracking, and distribution  

·        building presentations  

·        Revenue and collateral tracking, and activity mapping 

·        Provide up-to-date nonprofit sector information and news  

·        Align team guidance with other internal teams (Legal Services, Accounting, etc.) 

Client and Internal Interaction and Collaboration (35%) 

·        Serve as SME on operational philanthropic matters with client services team.  

·        Help guide clients on mission and programmatic direction, succession planning, next generation involvement, board meeting facilitation, governance, and strategic grantmaking via email, phone, videoconference and in-person meetings. 

·        Partner with senior PAS team members on client discovery calls and in creating client foundation strategies (e.g., program development, board transition, grantmaking practices, engaging next generation, communications) 

·        Communicate with clients and collaborate with internal teams to build and customize grantmaking tools and develop foundation website content   

Business Development and Outreach (30%) 

·        Participate in market development activities, including giving speeches, attending conferences, hosting events, and developing resources to increase the company’s visibility 

·        Develop and design content (webinars, case studies/client success stories, etc.) to support philanthropic interests of our clients and prospects 

·        Serve as a resource for Sales, Strategic Partnerships, and Marketing teams by providing philanthropic expertise, including participating in both prospect and client calls 


The PD must have strong skills in philanthropic strategy and be comfortable as a highly visible advisor working with HNW, wealth advisors, attorneys, and foundation leadership.   Sales experience is not a requirement; however, the PD will be expected to intelligently articulate Foundation Source’s range of services and value proposition. 

·        Grantmaking experience at a private foundation required  

·        7-10 years of experience in philanthropic/nonprofit/international development/social sectors with at least 7 of those in the philanthropic sector  

·        Strong skills in philanthropic strategy, program design, foundation administration, compliance, and grantmaking. 

·        Experience advising or consulting HNW clientele, attorneys and foundation leadership teams. 

·        Exceptionally adept at conveying ideas clearly, effectively, and persuasively through verbal and written channels, including creating and delivering compelling presentations. 

·        Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Salesforce, Slack, Zoom, and Teams 

·        Ability to travel without restriction for up to 10%  

·        Knowledge of corporate philanthropy preferred.  

·        Advanced degree in a related field preferred 

·        Web content development experience a plus 

Physical Demands:
 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The position also requires the ability to travel without restrictions for work, including some nights, weekends, and on-call hours.   


An Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Job ID: 74304713

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