Cool jobs of the month

Program Officer – Generalist/Arts, California Community Foundation

he California Community Foundation is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that administers almost 1,600 individual charitable funds to meet existing and emerging needs in the Greater Los Angeles area. CCF is one of the largest and fastest growing community foundations in the United States. With assets of more than $1.24 billion currently, CCF has awarded more than $1.2 billion in grants and received more than $1.6 billion in contributions over the past ten years. We are looking for a non profit leader with a rich understanding of Los Angeles. This entrepreneurial thinker will work on programmatic strategy and implementation, including the foundation’s arts program strategy, which builds on the premise that arts and culture should be a dimension of everyday life in all communities in Los Angeles County and when all residents have access to arts and culture, communities are stronger.  In addition, the arts play a role in advancing solutions in other issue areas such as education, health care, neighborhood revitalization, and civic engagement and engage a range of constituents from youth to seniors increasing their self-confidence and social-emotional development. This position works with foundation staff, community leaders, non profit partners, donors and individual artists to weave the arts through the fabric of Los Angeles life.

No deadline.

Program Officer, Abrams Foundation

Founded in 1997, the Abrams Foundation is a private foundation with an office in Boston, Massachusetts. Established by David and Amy Abrams, the Foundation has supported nonprofit organizations focused on youth development and related education organizations and initiatives, the arts, and community issues. The Foundation granted approximately $4 million in 2012. The Program Officer will have the opportunity to shape a growing foundation. S/he will work closely with the Principals in developing the Foundation’s interests, policies, and systems as it seeks to move from project-oriented to innovative and strategic grant making.

No deadline.

Executive Director, Charlotte Street Foundation

Charlotte Street Foundation’s mission is to challenge, nurture, and empower artists of exceptional vision. The organization was founded in 1997 by David Hughes, Jr. to support and recognize outstanding visual artists in Kansas City through direct cash awards. Since its launch 15 years ago, Charlotte Street has evolved, developing programs that engage and propel leading-edge artists of exceptional vision while fostering collaboration and a strong sense of community in Kansas City. The Executive Director is a passionate advocate for the mission, vision, programs, and values of the Charlotte Street Foundation. The Executive Director provides dynamic, multi-dimensional organizational leadership for staff, supporters, and the artists’ community it serves, and hands-on management of the organization’s ongoing operations. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works strategically with the Board and Director of Artistic Programs to successfully fulfill the organization’s vision and outcomes.

Soft deadline: March 30.

Director of Research for Special Projects, Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training we connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Our research department analyzes and interprets the wealth of data we collect on philanthropic giving to create a range of knowledge resources that advance understanding of global and U.S. philanthropy. Stakeholders in the field and the broader public rely on our work to learn about current and historical trends, make strategic decisions, and collaborate more effectively. Recent projects have included full-length reports, research briefs, infographics, data visualizations, online knowledge management tools, presentations/webinars, and convenings focused on issues such as human rights, the global water and sanitation crisis, the future of media in America, and ensuring the sustainability of arts organizations. [The Director of Research for Special Projects is] responsible for developing and directing international, national, and regional research projects on a wide range of issues across the field of philanthropy, in collaboration with other staff and partner organizations. Oversees all aspects of projects, including planning and scheduling, data production, data analysis and writing, preparation of deliverables, and dissemination of research to various audiences.

No deadline. Your boss would be Larry McGill, who has an extensive background in the arts and couldn’t be a nicer guy.

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