Executive Director: Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Posted November 29th, 2016 at 9:29 am.

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia’s mission is to connect and convene a strong regional network of funders and be the catalyst for funder collaboration, innovation and excellence in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Board and staff have embarked on a strategic planning process that redefines Philanthropy Network’s role in tackling tomorrow’s challenges and requires an enhanced service and leadership business model that will better position regional philanthropy to be more responsive to our local communities and relevant to the changing times.

Philanthropy Network presently has a full-time staff of five and operates on an annual budget of about $700,000, of which 70+% flows from annual dues paid by 150 member organizations located throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Philanthropy Network:

  • Educates, inspires and connects a dynamic and diverse membership to give and invest for greater impact;
  • Convenes and leads, with and for its members, to influence and shape solutions that have strong measureable impact;
  • Positions and promotes a stronger role for philanthropy, its partners and their impact in the region;
  • Promotes a more open and diverse sector by elevating the awareness and relevance of diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Seeks to grow its membership and be a well-capitalized organization.
  • Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia’s Board seeks to hire a leader to take the organization and its network of members through its next phase of growth.

Desired Leadership Experience and Attributes:

Leading candidates will embrace the mission and new strategic vision of Philanthropy Network and will invest in the vision and goals of the organization.  The successful candidate will be a strong, creative leader capable of inspiring members and staff, building on a firm foundation and strong legacy of past while embracing opportunities for new leadership initiatives.

  • A dynamic and inclusive leadership style with a history of creating collaborative and high performing work environments and managing organizational culture change
  • Passionate about the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors and their potential for addressing or solving pressing and persistent issues in the region
  • Successful track record in resource and fund development
  • Understanding of financial management principles and practices
  • Experienced in convening and facilitating a diverse set of actors and steering them towards a common goal and shared purpose
  • Exemplary relationship-building and influencing skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Understanding of and interest in the complex local, state and national political and public policy dynamics that impact philanthropy and the issues that members care about
  • Strong public speaking skills and adept at communicating effectively to multiple constituencies and diverse communities, including the media
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit and/or business sectors with a proven record of executing on goals; experience with membership associations a plus
  • Ability to steward a committed volunteer Board and maximize its effectiveness
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and accountability
  • B.A. required, relevant post-graduate degree a plus


Competitive salary and benefits package


Occasional regional and national travel

How to Apply / Contact

Send resume and cover letter by December 31, 2016 to: Ruth.Clauser@sunoco.com

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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