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Director of Programs

The Program Director will help shape and implement the strategic vision for the Women’s Foundation of California (Foundation), ensuring that the Foundation’s programs are innovative and aligned with our core belief that those who directly experience injustice are best suited to develop solutions that ultimately benefit all Californians.

Description

The Program Director works closely with the Chief Program Officer (CPO) and Foundation staff to help shape and implement the strategic vision for the Women’s Foundation of California (Foundation), ensuring that the Foundation’s programs are innovative and strategic and aligned with our core belief that those who directly experience injustice are best suited to develop solutions that ultimately benefit all Californians. For 40 years, the Foundation has taken an intersectional, inclusive approach to building a California where all our communities are healthy, safe, and economically secure.

The Director works closely with the program team to ensure that the Foundation’s programs are cohesive and strategic and implemented effectively. The Director leads curriculum and program development for the nationally acclaimed Women’s Policy Institute (WPI)-State, WPI-Local, and Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute and serves as lead facilitator for WPI-State. The Director represents the Foundation in public settings, provides leadership in multiple social movements, and offers timely opinion and analysis to Foundation management, constituents and board members on issues impacting gender, racial, and economic justice. This position requires frequent overnight travel.

Essential Responsibilities

Program Leadership & Oversight

  • Provide leadership, oversight, management and supervision for all aspects of the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), which includes three distinct yet interrelated fellowship programs: 1. Philanthropy, 2. State and 3. Local.
  • Serve as lead facilitator for the WPI-State program, ensuring the flagship program of the Foundation continues to train grassroots gender justice leaders from across the state.
  • Leverage and steward strategic partnerships and relationships that help ensure the success of Women’s Policy Institute fellows and alums, including relationships with public officials and their staff, community leaders, and key partners.
  • Provide leadership and management of the Foundation’s programmatic efforts including training and convening community-based leaders. Identify priorities, gaps, and trends in program areas and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Cultivate new relationships and networks to broaden the awareness and deepen the impact of the Foundation’s programmatic work.

Team & Organizational Management

  • Support the Foundation’s Program Team by providing guidance, mentorship and direct supervision of WPI staff (remote and in-office), and consultants. Create opportunities for team members’ leadership and professional development and ensure that Program team members are supported, valued, appreciated and motivated to produce high-quality work.
  • Participate in Foundation staff and Program Team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Engage in other activities as needed or assigned to successfully move the Foundation’s mission forward.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience with progressively more responsibility planning and managing multiple mission-driven programs within a large nonprofit setting, and staff supervision;
  • Passion for and knowledge of issues and challenges faced by cis and trans women, gender-variant, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals; and trans men;
  • Experience developing curriculum for training programs;
  • Experience in large group facilitation, adult learning, and experiential training programs;
  • Demonstrated understanding of state public policy and policy advocacy and community organizing for policy change;
  • Experience supervising staff, solid working understanding of leading effective team, evaluating staff and addressing performance issues;
  • In-depth understanding of creative training methods and best practices;
  • Advanced project management experience and expertise with effective project management practices;
  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to innovate, with capacity to create or seize opportunities to improve program effectiveness and organizational outcomes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidence and comfort with training WPI fellows and alums and public speaking in front of a variety of audiences;
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing programs that successfully engage diverse communities; strong understanding of best practices related to cultural competence of gender, racial, and economic justice issues;
  • Demonstrated history of innovative program design and implementation experience supporting creation of funding proposals and budgets;
  • Evidenced commitment to an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary team approach to work; strong collaboration and conflict resolution skills;
  • Excellent computer and technology skills including proficiency with MS Office suite and familiarity with using databases and online project management tools; must be comfortable learning and using new technology;
  • Ability to conduct regular overnight travel throughout California and the United States. At times, up to 30% of the position’s time will be spent traveling.

Qualities

  • Possesses a strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and values of the Women’s Foundation of California;
  • Committed to leading with humility, approachability, and accessibility, and helping team members grow and learn by being a mentor, facilitator and coach;
  • Possesses a strong commitment to the self-reflection and interpersonal work needed to create an inclusive and grassroots-driven organization that is at the forefront of gender justice in California;
  • Results-oriented and entrepreneurial;
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team, set and achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Creative thinker, joyful collaborator, self-starter and detail-oriented communicator with a positive approach, can-do attitude and a sense of humor;
  • Ability to create positive, long-term working relationships by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and customer service, tact, dependability, diplomacy, and flexibility;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and other Foundation events.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time, exempt position, with a salary range of $90,000-105,000. Offer will be dependent on experience.
  • We provide 15 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (20 days after 5 years, and 25 days after 10 years); 12 paid sick days, 15 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
  • We provide generous benefits including paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, fitness reimbursements, a 401(k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package.

Our Values and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At the Women’s Foundation of California, we believe outstanding people are the key to our success. We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, transpeople, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.

Application & Deadline

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume, combined in one document, with the subject line: Director of Programs to: jobs@womensfoundca.org. The cover letter should highlight why you are interested in the position and what makes you a strong candidate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred).

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Development & Database Associate

We are looking for a new team member with a genuine LOVE of data integrity and databases who wants to join us in our mission of advancing gender, racial and economic justice. Located in Oakland, CA.

Description

The Development & Database Associate reports to the Director of Individual Partnerships. The person in this role is a key member of the Foundation’s Strategic Partnerships and Fund Development Team, which is responsible for implementing a comprehensive statewide fundraising plan to increase philanthropic resources for gender, racial and economic justice movements in California. This role supports a range of core workflows, activities, campaigns, and projects that connect the Foundation’s community of stakeholders to our mission and programs. It is also a key role in generating, sustaining and growing our relationships with donors who resource our work. These core processes include: database administration, maintenance and reporting; gift processing and acknowledgment; support for donor and prospect management and strategy; coordination of online and direct mail appeals; major gift campaigns; and, as needed, support for events, grant proposals and grant reports. The Development & Database Associate works in close collaboration with colleagues in the Finance and Program teams, and across communities of Foundation donors, board members, grant partners, program fellows and event/campaign committee members.


Essential Responsibilities

Administrative support (40%)

  •  Manage core functional and logistical aspects of the Partnerships and Fund Development department, including maintaining donor records and files, developing/running reports and lists, and ensuring timely and accurate weekly, monthly and annual administrative workflows.
  • Produce, review and mail gift acknowledgment letters within three business days.
  • Participate in development strategy including donor pipelining, retention, segmented appeals, stewardship correspondence, and administrative support for events.
  • Participate in internal fundraising strategy meetings and help track follow-up items for team.
  • Assist with print and digital fundraising and donor stewardship campaigns, including writing, copyediting, production, and developing/ generating segmented mailing lists.
  • Create online donation pages for fundraising activities and campaigns.
  • Assist with and/or identify new systems/processes or special projects in collaboration with supervisor and team(s).

Database Administration (30%)

  •  Maintain the integrity and functionality of the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database, currently using Raiser’s Edge. (You’re a stickler for precision and tackle data clean-up projects with gusto!)
  • Perform accurate entry of data for donor and prospect records and provide reports to help the Partnerships and Fund Development Team in its workflows, including monitoring, analysis and planning.
  • Accurately process individual gifts, institutional gifts, program revenue, sponsorships and recurring gifts in CRM database and work closely with Finance and Administration team to maintain strong internal controls and post funds to accounts in the accounting database.
  • Collaborate with Finance Team to interpret and reconcile data monthly between CRM and accounting system, and during the annual audit.
  • Administer and support internal colleagues as users of CRM database.

Support Donor Relations, Meetings, and Events (25%)

  • Assist team members and Executive Administrator in preparing for meetings with donors and partners by scheduling, arranging and confirming meeting logistics.
  • Coordinate research on individual donors, corporations and foundations, preparing meeting documents and other tasks as requested.
  • Produce and/or customize presentation materials and documents.
  • Support document design and production for print and digital communications for donor/community relations.
  • Produce donor prospect research, utilizing subscription-based research tools and providing data and analysis to key staff and board solicitors.
  • Make updates and edits to website using wordpress and plug-in microsites as requested.
  • Conduct event/meeting venue and vendor (e.g., catering, florists) research, as needed.
  • Coordinate scheduling of events with multiple participants. Communicate with meeting    participants regarding logistics and content. Prepare meeting materials. Provide on-site support as appropriate. This may require travel and/or overtime.
  • Track and conduct meeting follow-up as needed.

Other (5%)

  •  Participate in Foundation team meetings and professional development activities.
  • Collaborate with staff across teams for “all-hands” initiatives as needed.
  • Support general office operations, including sharing telephone coverage, as needed.

This job description is not designed to be a comprehensive list of duties or responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be modified due to business needs.

Requirements

Qualifications

Skills

  • Three to five years of fund development experience or other relevant work experience.
  • A genuine LOVE of data integrity and databases – ideally and especially Raiser’s Edge.
  • An understanding of development operations and a desire to make systems run smoothly and continually improve them to meet the challenges and opportunities of the day.
  • Strong Excel and quantitative reporting and analysis skills along with writing, editing, and publishing (including mail merges) across MS Office (Word, PowerPoint) required. Proficiency with Google docs, and Adobe Creative Suite, Outlook (email, calendar), online information management, communications and project management applications preferred.
  • Experience using HTML, web publishing, design and photo editing software are pluses.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through.
  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills, including phone presence.

Qualities

  • Strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision and to our organization’s values of community, justice, well-being, and equity.
  • Curiosity and love of continuous learning, and commitment to learning about and practicing gender justice.
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with individuals from many different backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in an open office environment (i.e., no office or cubicles).
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Track record of being a highly organized, self-starting and a pro-active initiator.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues, teams, and clients/partners.
  • Positive approach, can-do attitude and great sense of humor!

Physical demands and work environment

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research, sending and receiving e-mail and participating in meetings; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc., and to travel by car and airplane.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt positon, with an hourly pay rate with a range between $30.22 to $35.71 per hour, ($55,000-$65,000 annualized). Offer will be dependent on experience.
  • We provide 15 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (20 days after 5 years, and 25 days after 10 years); 12 paid sick days, 15 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
  • We provide generous benefits including paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, fitness reimbursements, a 401(k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package.

Our Values and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At the Women’s Foundation of California, we believe outstanding people are the key to our success. We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, transpeople, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.

Application & Deadline

  • To apply, please email a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and resume, combined in one document, with the subject line: Development & Database Associate to: jobs@womensfoundca.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred).

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We believe outstanding people are the key to our success.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, trans people, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.