The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA has an annual operating budget of $225M+ and 900+ talented staff nationally. The ASPCA maintains a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery and adoption facility. In addition, the ASPCA announced a groundbreaking anti-cruelty partnership with the New York Police Department in 2013, which has resulted in a record-breaking number of arrests and animals’ lives saved.
The SVP Finance, as a member of the executive leadership team (ELT), will: actively participate in setting the ASPCA’s overall strategy and goals; will partner to align long-term and short-term financial strategy and processes; will embed financial advice into critical strategic and operating decisions; and will lead and mentor a team of 30 to serve the organization’s multiple program areas, and sites, nationally.
The Walton Family Foundation believes in the power of philanthropy to create opportunity. Sam and Helen Walton had an unshakeable belief in the power of people to transform their own lives.
With nearly a half billion dollars in annual grantmaking — and growing — WFF is one of the largest foundations in the country, and continues to move forward with increasing intensity, focus and commitment to sustaining the Waltons’ timeless entrepreneurial values and their deep dedication to making life better for individuals and communities alike. By working with grantees and collaborating with other philanthropic organizations, the foundation is focused on making a positive difference in K-12 Education (Empowering parents with quality school choices), Environment (Protecting natural resources and building economies) and Home Region (Measurably improving the quality of life in our home region of Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta)
The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) is looking for to find a Director of People, a new role reporting to the Executive Director. With nearly a half billion dollars in annual grantmaking — and growing — WFF is one of the largest foundations in the country. WFF is seeking a non-traditional leader who will develop and implement an integrated, innovative and strategic talent program for all people-related functions.
The Director of People must bring: deep expertise in strategic human capital program development and implementation; change-management skills to support a learning organization; and a track record of success in a lean and flat structured, fast-paced mission-driven organization.
Sam and Helen Walton had an unshakeable belief in the power of people to transform their own lives. As Sam said, there is no limit to what individuals can accomplish if “given the opportunity, the encouragement and the incentive to do their best.” Today that “no limits” philosophy is carried forward by their descendants through the Walton Family Foundation.
During 2017, the foundation plans to invest over $450 million in domestic and international projects that address significant social and environmental issues. The foundation continues to implement and expand grant making to fund a positive difference in many diverse communities – and in the lives of the people who call these communities their home.
The Director of University Partnerships will play a value-added liaison role between Walton family members and the University of Arkansas’ Chancellor, and his team, and may also provide support in other family-driven university partnerships nation-wide.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an entrepreneurial and highly motivated leader who is passionate about facilitating large-scale, innovative programmatic investments in collaboration with family members, academic and administrative leaders. The Director’s background should include a strong business/investment orientation, and examples of successful public-private partnerships in sponsored research, corporate philanthropy, regional economic development/innovation, etc.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WW National Fellowship Foundation), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is reinventing the American school of education for the 21st century. The WW Academy is a free standing, degree-granting graduate school with its own Board of Directors, faculty and staff.
The President will serve as chief executive and leader of this ground-breaking initiative, with responsibilities traditionally assigned to college Presidents as well as those associated with leading a start-up and a think tank. S/he will: actively champion the WW Academy’s approach, model and vision with multiple audiences; attract significant financial resources; engage critical partners (graduate schools of education, practitioners, school districts, accreditation bodies, etc.); advocate for changes in national education policy and practice; and develop the WW Academy’s long-term sustainability.