Posted on October 26, 2012
Director of Programs
Pride Foundation - Director of Programs
Pride Foundation is a donor-supported community foundation that inspires a culture of generosity by connecting and strengthening organizations, leaders, and students who are advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families in the Northwest.
The Director of Programs will provide strategic vision and leadership for Pride Foundation’s programmatic efforts throughout the Northwest. The Director will oversee all aspects of grants and scholarships across five states as well as develop strategies for special initiatives. The ideal candidate would bring a creative and thoughtful approach to program development while maintaining an appreciation of Pride Foundation’s history, legacy, and commitment to social justice philanthropy.
This position reports to the Executive Director. This position directly supervises the Grants Program Officer and the Educational Programs Officer as well as oversees program staff interns. This position will be housed in the Seattle office, but requires some travel throughout our five-state region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). Pride Foundation has a $3 million operating budget with 17 full-time employees and several student interns. It is governed by a board of 22 volunteers.
- Oversee all programs, policies, and practices related to grant-making to individuals (scholarships and fellowships) and organizations (grants, initiatives, and advocacy funds).
- Lead strategic planning and guide evaluation of: fellowship and scholarship programs, special initiatives, advocacy funds, sponsorships, and quick response grants.
- Partner with key staff and constituents to define and oversee implementation of new initiatives.
- Provide support and supervision for program officers and guide the creation and implementation of student program internship positions.
- Determine best practices for philanthropic and community engagement efforts as they relate to an LGBTQ community foundation.
- Retain relevant community profile through serving on committees, engaging in professional development, and attending community events.
- Cultivate and support a strong network of donors, volunteers, and community members and inform and educate on Pride Foundation’s community giving model and achievements.
- Serve as a member of Pride Foundation’s senior management team.
- Develop and monitor relevant program budget.
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, and community partners.
- Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university.
- Minimum of five years of experience working in the field of philanthropy.
- Experience in managing people and budgets. Minimum three-five years staff supervision experience.
- Effective communicator; highly skilled in writing and speaking; the ability to communicate Pride Foundation’s mission and interests to a broad audience.
- Ability to manage complex project and staff management in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience working in LGBTQ communities.
- Ability to collaborate effectively and quickly gain the respect and support of various constituencies.
- Commitment to Pride Foundation’s mission and programs.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice philanthropy and progressive social change.
- Knowledge of national best practices related to grant making and scholarships.
- A track record of stewarding individual donors, corporations, and foundations.
- Very strong technology skills; must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
- Highly entrepreneurial; resourceful, and flexible, with the ability to anticipate and act on events and opportunities which advance Pride Foundation locally, regionally, and nationally.
- A team builder who understands the subtleties of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities.
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent employer paid benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage along with disability insurance and option to invest in an individual retirement account.
Send letter of interest, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Kris Hermanns, Executive Director, at Kris@PrideFoundation.org
Please include “Director of Programs” in the subject line of your email.
The position is available immediately. All applications will be reviewed and acted upon as they are received. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials as promptly as possible. Only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.
No telephone calls please.
Pride Foundation is a proud affirmative action employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are particularly urged to apply.
More information at www.pridefoundation.org.