Director of Development & Communications

Employer
Confluence Philanthropy
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Direct Marketing, Other Fundraising
Fields
Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Confluence Philanthropy in the search for a Director of Development & Communications.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Development & Communications will oversee a comprehensive communications program consistent with Confluence Philanthropy's values-aligned investment mission and develop and execute on annual fundraising plans. Confluence Philanthropy’s work is focused on supporting and amplifying the voices of its incredible network of foundations and investment advisors committed to building a more sustainable and just world. It works with some of the most influential philanthropists and advisors around the wold and is often viewed as a peer in advancing shared goals of addressing climate change and social justice issues at scale. Confluence is now looking for a Development and Communications professional to help its small but mighty team, to uplift the the work of its members, and build its organizational resources in order to expand team and its collective impact. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of Confluence Philanthropy's work. It seeks to hire diverse talent and foster an environment where all talent can thrive and grow their careers.

Confluence Philanthropy’s mission is to transform the practice of investing by aligning capital with its community’s values of sustainability, equity, and justice. Its goal is to build a vibrant community of practice and support its members to learn from each other, connect, collaborate, and influence the flow of capital to ultimately transform the practice of investing. It strongly encourages peer learning, resource sharing, and leadership development.

Confluence Philanthropy supports and catalyzes a membership network of private, public, and community foundations; family offices; individual donors; and their values-aligned investment advisors representing more than $92 billion in philanthropic assets under management, and over $3.5 trillion in managed capital. Members are committed to full portfolio activation when prudent and feasible.

Based in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Canada, Confluence's members invest around the world. Members represent a diversity of institutions, charitable asset types, and programmatic missions, and while they play various personal and professional roles, they all share a commitment to values-aligned capital management.

Confluence translates learning and connection into concrete action through its annual conferences, webinars, and trainings. It organizes working groups that focus on specific investment themes including climate solutions, racial equity, investing in partnership with Native American communities, and active ownership. Confluence promotes values alignment across asset classes, investment vehicles, and advocacy strategies. This includes cash, proxy voting, shareholder engagement, program-related investing, screening public equities, and private equity. Confluence believes that investors should not compromise what matters to them in exchange for financial return. By aligning capital in all its forms with ther core community values, an economy can be built that is sustainable and that takes care of people and the planet, together.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of fundraising and/or marketing experience in a field with relevance to values-aligned investing. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Confluence Philanthropy as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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