Director, Leadership and Advancement: Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Posted November 29th, 2017 at 1:27 pm.

  1. Summary
  2. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Leadership and Advancement will lead the efforts of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (Philanthropy Network) to offer strategic leadership for regional initiatives, convene funder groups around areas of interest and support collective action, recruit new members, and identify resources to support key initiatives in greater Philadelphia.
  3. About Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
  4. At Philanthropy Network, our mission is to inform and inspire philanthropy that sparks solutions and heightens the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region.
  5. We envision a strong, vibrant, and sustainable future for the Greater Philadelphia region, in which philanthropy is renowned and valued for catalytic, constructive, and collaborative actions that provide opportunities for the greater good and help solve longstanding social problems.
  6. We are driven by a shared passion to achieve this mission and vision. Our team performs a variety of strategic and administrative functions in an agile, open, and equitable environment. We hire confident individuals who value humility, continuous learning and improvement, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek individuals who can build a high level of trust and credibility with our members, partners, and with team members.
  7. Duties
  • Convene and facilitate funder groups (also known as member affinity groups) with common areas of interest and cultivate collective action initiatives.
  • Work with the Executive Director to offer valuable leadership in cross-sector partnerships that create systems change.
  • Identify and pursue potential resource development opportunities aligned with Philanthropy Network’s leadership initiatives.
  • Work with the Philanthropy Network team to cultivate prospective members.
  • Assist the Executive Director with leading the Strategy and Leadership Committee.
  • Work with the Director of Knowledge Management and Learning to foster learning and development within and across funder groups.
  1. Qualities
  • Highly motivated, persuasive, people-oriented, and mission-driven.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to social innovation, with a high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Visionary with a strong commitment and attention to detail.
  • Active listener who is passionate about building trusting relationships.
  • Comfort in working with diverse groups that hold varied points of view.
  • Comfort using digital/social media and related technology.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  1. Skills and Competencies
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Experienced project manager with strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding leadership and facilitation skills to build trust and curate collaboration between members and community partners.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and continuously innovate effectively.
  • Proven track record managing collaborative groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the capacity to work effectively with a wide range of personalities and working styles.
  • Proven success in resource development.
  • Team player capable of working in an environment with overlapping roles focused on member engagement.
  • Highly adaptable and capable of managing deadline pressure, ambiguity, and change.
  • Proven success working with diverse organizations, groups, and perspectives.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce™ is a plus.
  • Experience working with “Design Thinking” methodologies is a plus.
  1. Education & Experience
  • Master’s Degree in public administration, nonprofit management/leadership, business administration, or similar.
  • Five years of experience in related employment.
  1. Compensation
  2. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance.
  3. About Us

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is the region’s hub for philanthropy organizations and individuals active in philanthropy. Our 150+ members represent a broad spectrum of funder types, interests and approaches that reflect the increasing diversity of philanthropy. Our purpose is to offer high quality learning and development opportunities, convening for collective action, and thought leadership to create solutions and seize opportunities for social impact.

Apply for this job

Please submit cover letter (2 pages maximum) and resume to with the subject line “Director, Leadership and Advancement”. Position is open until filled, ideally by the end of 2017.

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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