Careers

Chief Development Officer

With the President and CEO, the CDO will design and implement a fund development strategy to meet organizational goals for success. Strategies include but are not limited to major gifts, planned gifts and annual campaigns. May include managing special events and other initiatives to bring assets to the organization. Developing outreach and relationships into newly added territory is a specific priority.

Working with CEO and staff, to further the asset development goals of the organization, the CDO will:

  • Motivate and cultivate Board of Trustees to greater stewardship
  • Identify prospects for gifts and develop and implement a plan for securing or increasing gifts
  • Oversee and manage database of donors and produce reports as needed
  • As necessary, schedule and accompany CEO and volunteers on fundraising asks
  • Help develop and st eward relationships with professional advisors and other experts who are positioned to direct donors to the organization

The CDO serves as staff liaison to the Fund Development Committee. Will fulfill other duties as specified by the CEO. Reports to CEO.

To apply, send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to CDO.Inquiry10052019@gmail.com.

Program Director

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven and experienced grantmaker committed to taking on entrenched challenges and structural inequalities for its next Program Director. With its mission of helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice, the Foundation is often described as a pioneer and leader in Southern philanthropy, thanks in part to a sophisticated array of strategies and approaches, as well as its long-term support of community asset building, civic engagement efforts, and supportive policies and institutions. The Foundation strives to foster respectful, supportive relationships with its grantee partners while diligently developing a deeper understanding of their specific contexts than is common in philanthropy. The Foundation’s grantee partners, with support from the Foundation and others, have made meaningful progress on key issues across the region through boldness, patience and a carefully curated set of multi- strategy approaches. While some raise skepticism about the prospect of social change in the region, the Foundation and its partners believe there are multiple opportunities to make a substantive difference for low-wealth communities and people of color.

The Program Director will be expected to work consultatively and collaboratively with other staff to determine grantmaking guidelines and strategies. Mentoring and developing the Program Team and continuing to enhance and deepen the Foundation’s efforts on racial equity will be critical duties.

Associate Network Officer

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an Associate Network Officer to manage existing relationships and identify new ones in specific parts of the South, and grow into administering related grants portfolios.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the change the region so urgently needs right now. America is in a pivotal moment, and the South has always played an outsized role in the direction the country takes, for better or for worse. Structural racism and other forms of discrimination are major barriers to an equitable, inclusive and more democratic region. Political control remains too concentrated in the hands of a wealthy few. Disinvestment in public goods has eroded the framework people need to get ahead. The economy too often relies on short-term behavior that hurts low-wealth people, communities and the environment.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to continuous learning, with a dedication in particular to understanding history, context, current events, lessons from our partners and opportunities for change. We believe people’s experiences – joys and triumphs, challenges and adversity – offer wisdom and shape perspectives, which are important contributions to an organization’s culture and work.

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