Careers

Program Director

Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy

The program director will provide oversight of the design, delivery, and measurement of all programs, which include, but are not limited to on-line and face-to-face training, consulting, and other capacity-building initiatives. This position will report directly to the chief operating officer and work collaboratively with staff members, consultants, and partners to develop programming that helps bolster collaboration, foster innovation, and improve performance of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations throughout the state.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure a comprehensive approach to capacity building by refining current programs and developing new programs based on the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Management Excellence and contemporary adult learning principles.
  • Develop and maintain a state-wide cadre of professional trainers and consultants with experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic fields and address, collectively, all elements of Principles and Practices while reflecting the demographic diversity of the state.
  • Work with external trainers to assure their understanding of expectations for working with The Alliance, relative to ethical practices, quality delivery, and linkage to Principles and Practices.
  • Effectively use Principles and Practices to understand and promote behaviors, procedures, and processes that ensure the organization’s ability to demonstrate best practices in the delivery of programs and services.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the annual training calendar for The Alliance, ensuring all training programs are clearly linked to Principles and Practices; respond to identified needs from members of The Alliance, the Regional Volunteer and Nonprofit Hubs, and the broader nonprofit and philanthropic organizations served by The Alliance; and are delivered in the most cost-effective way possible.
  • Manage current program initiatives, including affinity groups, Endow Mississippi, the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, and the Volunteer and Non-profit Hub Network, and identify and develop new initiatives as needs and opportunities emerge.
  • Measure and report results set forth in the organizational model with the assistance of the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center.
  • Use existing data to identify areas for growth and impact, analyze performance, and inform program-related decision-making and identify any additional program-related data points or indicators of success needed to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate organizational programming.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to maintain a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction, and measurable return on investment.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance to continuously improve program performance and implement a professional development system that addresses staff skill gaps and experience to ensure well-trained and motivated employees.

How To Apply

Please submit letter of interest and resume to connect@alliancems.org.  Please type “Program Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Assistant Director

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is launching the Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center, a new public policy research center and archive. The Blanco Center is an independent, interdisciplinary research center engaged in research across a range of topics in public policy. The Center anticipates filling multiple positions in the coming months and is currently seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director for the Blanco Center.

The Assistant Director will help the Director manage the daily operations of the Blanco Center and contribute to developing the research and outreach dimensions of the center. The Center will maintain a core research staff as well as collaborate with faculty across a range of departments on campus as well as institutions across the state and beyond. In addition, the Center will host events and develop programming to aid in disseminating research findings to policy makers and the public. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to help organize the Center’s research, plan events, develop programs and represent the Blanco Center at meetings with external partners and research sponsors.

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Woodward Hines Education Foundation Get2College

The Assistant Director and College Counselor provides counseling, advisement and general college planning information to Get2College Center visitors, clients, students, parents and educators. The Assistant Director also presents activities and information related to vision development, skills assessment, career choice, college selection and financial aid. This position supports the outreach team providing workshops related to college planning for students their families and educators. In addition, this position supports statewide FAFSA completion efforts.

For more information or for directing letters of interest, please contact Kimberly Trosclair, Director of the Gulf Coast Get2College Center – ktrosclair@get2college.org.

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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