Quite a juicy crop this time around!

Executive Director, Educational Foundation for America

 The Educational Foundation of America (EFA), a $150 million family philanthropy, seeks an Executive Director to advance the mission, vision, and values of the Foundation and lead the day-to-day operations during a period of great opportunity and organizational transition. This leader will also assist a multi-generational family in evolving its governance and future strategy.

EFA was established in 1959 by Richard Prentice Ettinger and his wife Elsie P. Ettinger. Since its inception, the Foundation has made grants totaling just over $271 million. Today, its annual grantmaking budget is approximately $9 million and focuses in the areas of Environment, Sustainable Populations, and the Arts as well as other charitable priorities.

Deadline: “middle of September.” EFA has recently made a substantial commitment to creative placemaking, with investments in communities around the country.

CEO, Cultural Data Project

 The Cultural Data Project (CDP) is a nonprofit corporation that offers a powerful online management tool that strengthens arts and cultural organizations through the collection, distribution, and other use of reliable, longitudinal data. The CDP’s powerful, online management system is designed to track financial, operational and programmatic data in order to streamline funding applications and provide comparative data, benchmarks and sophisticated reports. It empowers researchers and advocates with information to make the case for arts and culture, and it equips funders with the data they need to plan and evaluate grantmaking activities more effectively.

Launched initially in Pennsylvania in 2004 and managed by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 2005, CDP is now operating its groundbreaking project in 12 states and Washington, D.C. With its exciting growth and a proven track record, CDP is taking this program to national scale and will become an independent §501(c)(3) on January 1, 2013. The CDP Board seeks a visionary and charismatic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization through its transition and growth.

Deadline: August 31, 2012.

Manager of Research and Advocacy, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

We’re looking for someone who is a bit geeky, who knows (and loves to discuss) the big issues in the field, who can write like a pro, and who is comfortable building relationships with elected officials.

If you’ve been boring your friends and relatives at the dinner table with words like “cultural policy”, “nonprofit capitalization”, or “economic impact”, we have a home for you. If you’ve ever said something like, “According to AEP IV, investing in EITC could have a big ROI,” then this might be your dream job.

No deadline. I know some of the folks at GPAC and if they are any indication, this is a super fun place to work.