Last month I disabled the Tactical Philanthropy Job Board due to lack of postings. My policy going forward is that I will generally not post job openings unless they are of very specific interest to the Tactical Philanthropy Community. Just being related to the field of philanthropy is not enough of a connection.
Today I’d like to post an interesting opening from the anonymous foundation that funded FORGE. At the time they laid out the reasons why they made the grant. I think this is an interesting, innovative group whose strategies would resonate with the Tactical Philanthropy Community. The job opening is below. If you are interested, shoot me an email and I’ll send you details.
About the Foundation:
The [deleted] Foundation is a family foundation based in Palo Alto, California. The Foundation invests in and serves social entrepreneurs and innovative organizations with a focus on poverty alleviation, and youth empowerment. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to engage and invite the philanthropic community, young people, and every-day citizens to better create lasting social change.
The [deleted] Foundation is not simply looking for individuals in need of employment; we are looking for passionate, dedicated people with a lifelong commitment to improving society. Being a part of the team will provide a unique opportunity to help shape a great foundation. Each team member will have an important role in developing the Foundation’s strategy, program design, and overall positioning in the field. Staff will assume an attitude of learning, a willingness to challenge ideas, and the courage to take risks. Staff will also be responsible for providing discipline and rigor to Foundation activities, in order to promote greater effectiveness.
The [deleted] Foundation is currently managed by a full-time family member, and is looking to build a small, nimble team (2-3) that can help to better achieve the Foundation’s objectives. These include:
– investing in solutions to poverty and programs which empower young people from marginalized communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world
– serving social entrepreneurs and other leaders through services which add value beyond the dollar
– engaging the philanthropic community to work in a more collaborative, informed, and effective manner
– inviting young people and every-day citizens to apply their talents and assets to improve the world around them
– building the field of social entrepreneurship, so as to promote a more developed marketplace of solutions for the world’s problems