The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen U.S. democracy as well as Bay Area communities, and make the philanthropy sector more effective. In addition, we make grants for special projects and address other timely problems, such as cyber security, systemic racism, wealth inequality, and the COVID-19 crisis. The foundation’s assets are approximately $11 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling about $450 million. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and have approximately 120 employees, all located in the Bay Area, working together to advance the foundation’s mission and support our grantees. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit http://www.hewlett.org/.
Reporting to the President, Larry Kramer, and in partnership with a dynamic team, the Director of Effective Philanthropy acts as an internal consultant across the foundation, co-creating with colleagues by offering advice, guidance, and support in strategy, evaluation, and organization effectiveness. In addition, the Director of Effective Philanthropy oversees an external grantmaking portfolio of roughly $14 million.
The leader we’re seeking must be committed to Hewlett’s Guiding Principles and bring significant experience as a senior leader or consultant driving effective philanthropic and capacity-building work, with tangible accomplishments across some combination of the following: strategic planning; designing/implementing a broad range of applied evaluation tools/methodologies; formulating policy and practice; and developing useful and adaptive tools for practitioners. She/he/they must also be a humble and empathetic leader, a strong manager, diplomatic and effective problem-solver and great communicator with prior experience working effectively with individuals from diverse racial, socio/economic, and cultural backgrounds.
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