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Custom Education Foundation is a 501C3 and division of the Gersh Organization that dedicates its time and resources to various events and fundraisers in the US and Puerto Rico to help individuals on the autism spectrum and their families thrive. Funds raised are put towards scholarships, partnerships and unique events that assist individuals with ASD in reaching their full potential.
The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on throughout the US and Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.
The Director of the Custom Education Foundation (Custom Ed) will spearhead the event planning and overall growth of our foundation dedicated to empowering individuals on the autism spectrum. The director will embrace our vision of a world where individuals on the autism spectrum are empowered to thrive and will work tirelessly to further our mission of bringing Autism Spectrum Disorder out of the shadows and into the light, creating a world where individuals with autism are given love, respect and dignity.
The Director will be responsible to create a path for individuals on the autism spectrum through scholarships, events and partnerships in the community all assisting them in reaching their full potential. The Director of Custom Ed will provide leadership and management of the vision, planning, and execution of fundraising and development-related activities that benefit the foundation. The Director is responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management, large-scale event planning and execution, and program operations.
- Promote Custom Ed’s visibility through membership in community forums, civic organizations, and other activities that align with the mission of the Foundation.
- Plan, manage and execute large and small-scale events such as fundraising galas, corporate functions, golf outings, tradeshow exhibitions, and conferences, among others.
- Seek and secure sponsorships, create and build event themes, create event programs, communicate with event attendees & corporate donors, contract with vendors, and coordinate event logistics, timelines and tasks as necessary for event production.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors, building long-term and meaningful relationships. Forge innovative partnerships with corporations, businesses and foundations to identify and secure new funding sources to launch new initiatives that benefit the families and individuals served by Custom Ed.
- Provide oversight of annual giving activities and campaign projects, and complete Grants to ensure multiple funding sources.
- Plan and administer the Foundation’s annual operating budget, and provide regular financial monitoring reports to the Foundation Board of Directors.
- Develop and implement plans, materials, and prospect development for capital campaigns, special event activities, planned giving, and annual campaigns.
- A Bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of 8 of progressively responsible fundraising experience including annual giving, planned giving, personal solicitation of major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, grant writing, volunteer training, and board development.
- Experience in special education preferred. Autism experience a huge plus.
- Minimum 8 years of experience creating and executing successful large-scale events nationally. International event planning experience preferred but not necessary. Must have demonstrated success in conceptualizing, planning, budgeting and actively managing events, including event staff, vendors and attendees.
- Ideal Director will be an army of one, who understands how to be a dynamic single contributor while accessing corporate resources as needed.
- Must have availability to travel up to 50% of the time, including nights and weekends to attend and manage all Custom Ed events.
- Excellent writing skills are imperative. Proven track record of successfully raising funds through both fundraising and grant activity. Exemplary communications skills (both written and verbal). Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills.
Job Type: Full-time
The Ford Foundation has launched a new program called BUILD, which aims to support and develop robust, effective and sustainable organizations addressing inequality around the world; we’re hiring a Program Officer to join the BUILD team. In the next five years, the Foundation will invest approximately $1Bn in a limited number of organizations, providing them with flexible operational and organizational strengthening support.
By strengthening organizations that are core to the social justice infrastructure, the Foundation aims to ensure BUILD organizations have the stability it takes to drive change over the long term and in turn achieve greater impact. BUILD grants will be fully integrated into the grant making of our seven thematic areas.
The newly created BUILD team at the Foundation focuses on helping BUILD grantees across the globe become stronger, sustainable, more effective organizations and networks. The BUILD team will do this by both serving as a resource to Foundation program officers and providing thought leadership on organizational development both within and outside the Foundation. The BUILD team will support grant-makers in 11 offices across the globe. This is an entrepreneurial opportunity, and the Program Officer will help build a new program at the frontier of knowledge, contributing to learning among Ford Foundation grantees while advancing the state of philanthropic practice.
The Program Officer will act as a key leader on the global BUILD team. S/he will use problem-solving and coaching skills to both support foundation staff in strengthening their portfolio of BUILD grantees and in many cases, directly strengthening these organizations and networks. In concert with Ford Foundation program officers in our seven thematic areas, the PO will work with the CEOs, COOs, Heads of HR, and other key individuals at grantee organizations to support them in strengthening their strategy, management, leadership, staff and board engagement, financial practices, and use of evaluation, data and technology in their organizations. The PO also will play a key role in shaping and implementing a learning strategy to benefit grantees and the field, and in strategic communications about the initiative. This position will report to the BUILD Director.
The PO, BUILD’s primary responsibility is to support teams in their strengthening of the operational areas of their grantees in order to increase impact. Activities will include:
- Virtual and in-person coaching of Ford staff and grantee CEOs and senior staff, to help grantees create and implement organizational strengthening plans that will increase their resilience and effectiveness (45%)
- Designing and implementing learning experiences that advance the skills, knowledge and mindset of BUILD grantees, Ford staff, and potential other stakeholders (i.e., convenings, video conferences, webinars, direct connections, etc.). Leveraging opportunities and resources for BUILD grantees working in close collaboration with teams from around the world (25%)
- Designing, supporting, and learning from experiments in NGO institutional strengthening to benefit Ford Foundation grantees, program staff, and NGOs in the U.S. and around the world (15%)
- Creating resources and tools that can be used by grantees and Ford staff to assess organizational and network performance, develop and implement organizational strengthening plans, and evaluate their progress (10%)
- Providing thought leadership and guidance both within and outside the Ford Foundation regarding effective institutional strengthening for NGOs in the U.S. and around the world (5%)
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS:
- Exceptional reasoning and strategic problem solving abilities, and proven track record of success in solving complex and dynamic problems
- Deep understanding of the needs of NGOs in the U.S. and around the world in key areas of organizational and network effectiveness, including strategic and business planning, management, and leadership development
- Familiarity with organizational and network development concepts, frameworks, and tools, and willingness to adapt capacity building approaches to each unique grantee; not wedded to any single model or approach
- Familiarity and experience working with social justice concepts and frameworks such as racial equity, economic justice, intersectionality, or structural bias
- Ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with diverse individuals remotely and in-person
- Strong skill in coaching and developing others, including peers, without having a direct management relationship
- Experience and expertise in developing high quality adult learning experiences and knowledge resources
- Commitment to personal learning and development and openness to feedback
- Adaptability and flexibility, with ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented culture with limited guidance
- Demonstrated cultural competence and sensitivity; ability to work well across all types of difference
- High degree of emotional intelligence; excellent listening and communications skills
- Responsive, service-oriented attitude
- BA/BS plus a minimum of 7 years’ full time work experience, including several years of experience successfully managing projects and teams
- Advanced degree in a related field such as public policy, law, business, organizational development or equivalent experience, strongly preferred
- Demonstrated commitment to the Ford Foundation’s mission and the goals of the BUILD initiative
- Prior experience working in nonprofit organizational and network development, as senior management (e.g., CEO, COO) of an NGO, or as senior staff in a capacity-building intermediary
- Knowledge and past experience with nonprofit financial analysis strongly preferred
- Knowledge of multiple languages strongly preferred
- Experience working and/or living in one of the Ford Foundation’s regions, strongly preferred
Alignment to the Mission and Culture of the Ford Foundation
- Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and core values of equity, fairness and diversity
- Personal qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor
- Discretion and ability to handle confidential issues
- Action-orientated and entrepreneurial self-starter who can work well independently and in teams
This role will support the NHL Foundation (US and Canada) and be responsible for its strategy, goal-setting, impact measurement and operations. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the League and SGL’s community work. The Foundation fundraises, administers grants, collects impact data, and reports to its Board of Directors. Its mission will be focused on facilitating access to the game and breaking down social, economic and infrastructure barriers.
- Act as main point of contact for NHL Foundation, handle correspondence and relationships with new and/or existing nonprofit organizations, invoice processing.
- Liaise with legal and finance departments on nonprofit regulatory federal/state compliance, including compiling necessary documentation for requisite filings and annual financial audits respectively.
- Oversee grant writing process, including managing non-profit partners, collecting impact/measurement data and building relationships with external stakeholders.
- Research best practices in corporate foundation operations and recommend operational changes.
- Prepare for Board of Directors meetings. Maintain minutes.
- Recommend, develop and execute fundraising strategies.
- Coordinate and manage internal NHLF databases (requests and donors).
- Create annual report showcasing measurement of impact for all grant-making activities.
- Manage budget working with internal finance department and external vendors.
- Order, coordinate and manage in-kind inventory; fulfill donation requests; manage associated fundraising efforts including reporting.
The Zilber Family Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and neighborhoods. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations to: address basic needs and help ensure personal safety; increase access to social and economic opportunity; and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Program Officer! The Program Officer participates in the development, management, and evaluation of a portfolio of grants and initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Zilber Family Foundation. The Program Officer is responsible for guiding nonprofit organizations through the grant application process, from concept development through submission of proposals and assessing results. They analyze and research community issues, trends, and organizational best practices in areas of strategic importance. They are one of the primary liaisons with the nonprofit community, as well as with other community, civic, and philanthropic partners.
Bachelor s degree from four-year College or university; and minimum five years related professional experience and/or training.
Master s degree in business, nonprofit management, public policy or related fields desirable.
Knowledge about and experience with nonprofit organizations.
Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and presentation.
Adept at research, analysis, problem solving, and strategic thinking.
Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and prepare brief summaries.
Experience in one or more of the following program areas: community and economic development; income and wealth building; organizational development; social work/basic human needs.
Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
We love working with people who are:
Self-directed and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
Team players who collaborate with coworkers and community partners
Creative, curious, and engage in continuous learning
Passionate about issues of social and economic justice
Positive and have a great sense of humor
We offer an excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, health, dental, vision, and group term life insurance, 401k with company match and wellness/fitness reimbursement.
Interested parties please submit a cover letter and resume online. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H.
What We Do
With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.
Strategies We Pursue
Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.
Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together.
Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.
Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.
Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.
Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. These investments have leveraged more than $50 billion in development activity and helped families and communities raise their standards of living. LISC investments impact the lives of nearly 7 million Americans.
Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 32 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Our rural programs make an impact in 44 states, and are supported by LISC’s talented and dedicated workforce. Visit us at www.lisc.org
The LISC New York State Housing Stabilization Fund (the “NYS Fund”) is a special LISC program established to grant funds and provide technical assistance to municipalities, certified New York State Land Banks, and local non-profit and for-profit housing development companies using funds generated from settlements between financial institutions and the New York State Attorney General as a result of the mortgage foreclosure crisis. In addition to administering grants, the Fund develops and gives trainings and webinars and issues white papers to share knowledge about combating housing distress including vacant and “zombie” residential properties, and providing outreach to at-risk homeowners and assisting out-of-possession homeowners and supporting land banks. Find out more about our program at www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/affordable-housing/housing-stabilization-fund
The Program Officer for the New York State Housing Stabilization Fund (the “NYS Fund”) makes grants, provides technical assistance to land banks, municipalities and nonprofits, and works closely with the Director and others to facilitate the effective delivery of these funds and related technical assistance to maximize the impact of the NYS Fund.
Major Responsibilities and Duties
LISC seeks a Program Officer to work in partnership with the Director with the following functions:
- Provide program and operational assistance to the NYS Fund.
- Work closely with the Director to grant and manage the NYS Fund’s resources including preparing requests for applications, reviewing submissions, evaluating and selecting applicants and preparing grant documentation.
- Provide expert technical assistance to grantees to facilitate their use of awarded funding.
- Research and prepare memos on housing and community revitalization issues, as needed.
- Prepare presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and other tools.
- Create and maintain databases using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track grant making, and use data to prepare reports to Funders.
- Assist with communications functions including use of social media.
- With the Director and staff prepare webinars, research and draft white papers and participate in the array of LISC knowledge sharing activities.
- Review and evaluate construction disbursement requests including scopes of work and budgets.
- Make site visits to grantees; occasional travel is required.
- Undertake special projects as needed.
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university required; Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, Real Estate or other relevant field is a plus.
- A minimum of two years of experience working for a nonprofit, community development organization or municipal government preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to LISC’s community development mission and the creation and preservation of affordable, high quality housing options for low- to moderate-income households.
- Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills required.
- Expertise in land banking, affordable housing rehabilitation and housing quality improvement preferred.
- Knowledge of construction oversight including review of scopes and budgets preferred.
- Ability to synthesize and distill large volumes of complex information from varied sources and share it with grantees and colleagues is required.
- Highly motivated, proactive individual with strong work ethic and problem-solving skills able to successfully balance multiple priorities in a fast paced work environment.
- Self-directed; ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.
- Excellent computer skills including competency in full Microsoft Office suite; strong Excel and PowerPoint skills are crucial.
- Familiarity with BOX document creation and management a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; comfortable working in a diverse environment.
Please include cover letter and resume
LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Job Type: Full-time
- community development and housing: 2 years (Required)
- Bachelor’s (Required)
- New York, NY (Required)
- United States (Required)