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Managing Director, Community Investment

Company: Greater Washington Community Foundation
Location: Kensington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Description:ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEWThe Greater Washington Community Foundation ignites the power of philanthropy, leads for community impact, and responds to critical community needs. Since 1973, The Community Foundation has been a trusted philanthropic partner to our generous donors and nonprofits working to create lasting change in DC, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George's County. As the region's largest local funder, we have invested more than $1.5 billion to build racially equitable, just, and thriving communities where everyone prospers. Today, our strategic focus is to close our region's racial wealth gap so that people of all races, places, and identities reach their full potential. Follow these links to learn about our and . POSITION SUMMARY The Community Foundation is looking for a proactive, impact-driven leader with a collaborative style to serve as a member of its Executive and Leadership Team; lead its Community Investment Team and other cross-functional teams; oversee its grant-making programs, collaboratives and partnerships, and strategic initiatives. The candidates' values and commitment to the community will align with the Community Foundation's mission, vision, and values and our organization's unique role as an asset manager, donor services anchor, and investor for community impact. The ideal candidate will be someone who effectively manages dynamics of power and privilege in all interactions, engages with people with intercultural competency, and builds authentic relationships with diverse communities. We are looking for candidates with a developed racial equity analysis even as we're all evolving in our understanding of what it means to build a racially equitable and just society. Our preference is for a candidate with experience in practices that will help us reach our North star to increase economic mobility and close our region's racial wealth gap. In addition to the duties described in this position description, every role at The Community Foundation is expected to contribute to the overall success of the organization and its goals. This may mean that team members will be asked to take on other tasks that may not be listed here. Examples may include working on a project or specific task outside of your standard area of responsibility, participation in an organization-wide task force or special initiative or being asked to support a colleague when needed. Any additional tasks will be determined by the manager of this role in coordination with the leadership team.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIESLeadership

  • Organizational Leadership as a member of the Community Foundation's Strategy and Leadership Team, you'll use your knowledge and experience to help make organizational decisions that align with the Community Foundation's priorities and values, develop experiences that build the intercultural competency of the Community Foundation's team and community partners; and lead internal cross-functional teams. You'll also play a key role in strategic planning, program and policy design, and evaluation.
  • The role will drive our programmatic agenda and pilot initiatives linked to our new strategic plan; and work with teams to align and re-orient existing bodies of work with the 10-year plan.
  • The role will support the Community Investment committee of the board and broader-based board education and development on community issues.
  • Working in close coordination with our President & CEO to develop key relationships and partnerships with City and County leaders, our peers in philanthropy, and national funders.
  • The candidate leads externally facing work and will be an internal champion and leader of our strategic agenda and programmatic interventions.
  • Along with the CEO, this role supports our REI workgroup and broader agenda. Regularly participates in discussions pertaining to the strategic vision. Team Building and Staff Development
    • Supervise staff to ensure performance excellence, alignment, and integration with the organizational priorities. For the team and its individual members, you'll facilitate orientation and training, plan and review work, establish priorities, supervise projects, and conduct performance evaluations.
    • An authentic team builder and coach with the ability to make strategic decisions, develop and drive an agenda that aligns with our strategy, set priorities, make hard decisions, and connect with people from varied backgrounds and levels of influence is invited to apply. Proactively align the CI Team's work-year work year around a coordinated rhythm of sprints and restorative rest.
    • Oversees and periodically reviews processes for department hiring, onboarding, and training to better support high-quality customer service to fundholders. Philanthropy and Grant Making
      • Oversee the distribution of grants, reporting on grantmaking and other strategic investments, including public policy, advocacy, and the convening of stakeholders.
      • Participate in the alignment of asset growth and sustainability goals.
      • Understand and participate in implementing technology systems used in philanthropy and grant-making.
      • Serves as a front-facing campaign officer for our capital campaign, Together We Prosper.Development of Programmatic Work
        • Facilitate the development of grantmaking strategies and implementation plans for programs and initiatives across departments in partnership with colleagues. Can make connections of current work to The Community Foundation's strategy and translation of that work to the external community to identify continued support.
        • Work with the Development Team to evaluate funding opportunities for introducing The Community Foundation programs, initiatives, and services to funders and donors. Engage in presentations with investors as needed.CEO, Board and Funders
          • Collaborate with the President/CEO, board of trustees, and community partners to develop and implement long-term solutions to significant community issues such as infant mortality, hunger, and other disparities related to race, sexual orientation, and education, to name a few.
          • Along with the President & CEO, serve as a spokesperson for the Foundation in the community and the media for program-related activities, fundraising, and for representational purposes. Be an effective voice, champion, partner, and servant-leader. Fund Management
            • Develop, implement, and oversee comprehensive programs related to the Community Foundation's grantmaking and programmatic initiatives related to the Community Foundation's priorities of equity and philanthropy.
            • Manages and leads Community Investment grant funds, including investment monitoring, annual reports, donor reports, and board updates. Work closely with finance and operations to review fund levels before finalizing commitments. Oversees annual discretionary grant budgets and planning. Understanding the Local Landscape
              • On local, state, and regional levels, you'll maintain and build effective relationships with grant recipients, grant seekers, funders, community partners, government, and affinity groups to leverage resources and maximize the Community Foundation's impact.
              • Knowledge of and experience working with the Greater Washington community.PI216444259

Keywords: Greater Washington Community Foundation, Washington DC , Managing Director, Community Investment, Executive , Kensington, DC

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