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Managing Director, Effective Philanthropy

The Organization

A renowned entrepreneur and co-founder of The Home Depot, Arthur M. Blank is now recognized for his values-based Blank Family of Businesses and as one of America’s leading philanthropists through The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (AMBFF). After 25 years and more than $800 million in giving as of July 2021, the Blank Family Foundation has committed to significantly escalating the impact of its philanthropy over the next 10+ years.

The Opportunity

In this newly created role on the Foundation’s leadership team, the Managing Director, Effective Philanthropy will oversee the design and delivery of tools, frameworks and tailored advice that support effective philanthropic practice and ambitious outcomes across multiple portfolios and initiatives. The Managing Director will identify external resources and iterate approaches that can add value – and rigor — to programmatic grantmaking and learning.

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Viewcrest Advisors is honored to be partnering with the AMBFF on this critical search, and in partnership with the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG) are supporting efforts to expand the leadership team. Please visit the NPAG website to learn more about two program leadership searches they are supporting:

Managing Director, Youth Development

Managing Director of Democracy & Public Policy Advisor

 

 

 

Program Officer, Philanthropy Grantmaking – Effective Philanthropy Group

The Organization

For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related  to cybersecurity. Our newest program focuses on strengthening U.S. democracy. In 2020, the foundation announced a new grantmaking commitment focused on racial justice.

The Opportunity

The Program Officer will oversee Hewlett’s philanthropy grantmaking portfolio of approximately $6 million annually, as well as a small portfolio of philanthropic sector memberships.

The Philanthropy Program’s grantmaking focuses on two primary strategies:

Knowledge for Better Philanthropy: The goal of this longtime strategy is to inform and improve funders’ thinking and decision-making through the creation and dissemination of high-quality knowledge about philanthropic practice.

Fund for Shared Insight: The Philanthropy Program plays a central role in this funder collaborative that was launched in 2014, is housed at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and is supported by a diverse team of consultants. Fund for Shared Insight’s goal is that funders and nonprofits will be more meaningfully connected to one another, and to the people and communities they seek to help – and to be more responsive to their input and feedback.

The Program Officer is expected to actively contribute to and learn from the sector and to serve as a strong team member – to both the Effective Philanthropy Group and the Hewlett Foundation overall. The ideal candidate brings curiosity, growth mindset, experience in philanthropy, and strong communication skills.

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Impact Investing Officer

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that works in partnership with education and business leaders, civil rights organizations, policymakers, and individuals who want to reimagine how and where learning occur. Lumina Impact Ventures (LIV) uses a racial justice and equity lens through which LIV assesses all potential investments by seeking investment opportunities that: aim to benefit marginalized populations; and are made in partnership with Lumina program staff. LIV will support the work of for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations and funds (both for-profit and nonprofit) through the deployment of a broader range of investment tools, such as: direct debt; direct equity; fund debt; fund equity; guarantees; and cash.

The Opportunity

The Impact Investing Officer will support LIV’s investment capacity, with a goal of catalyzing and accelerating the adoption of innovative financing structures in the postsecondary learning space.

The ideal candidate will bring: a commitment to racial justice and equity; demonstrated professional experience in the impacting investing, private equity, strategy consulting, education/postsecondary or financial services’ industries; a track record of collaboration and problem-solving.

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