The new role of Director, Climate Advocacy & Democracy
Reform is based at the Foundation’s Seattle office and will serve a
critical function in supporting the Trustee’s vision. The Director
will work closely with the Trustee and the Executive Director to
develop long- and short-term direction, goals, and objectives to
guide the Foundation. The Director will also play a
substantive role in managing daily operations. As a part of a small
team, the Director will have internally and externally facing
responsibilities, driving analysis of unsolicited and solicited
grant proposals, performing research, engaging with partners and in
public settings, bringing intellectual prowess to strategy
discussions, and directly engaging with the Trustee to gauge his
direction, thinking and approaches. The right candidate will thrive
and grow, continuing the Foundation’s catalytic approaches, and
will be the leading candidate for Executive Director
The job scope of the Director, Climate Advocacy &
Democracy Reform will span topical issues, methodologies, and
approaches, responding to opportunities identified by the Trustee,
as well as themselves identifying or clarifying opportunities,
particularly to strengthen the focus and outcomes in Health and
Climate Change and Democracy Reform and is expected to play a vital
thought partnership role in these initiatives to develop
independent, highly leveraged initiatives and projects.
The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director
and work directly with the Trustee and Executive Director on
specific projects and initiatives. In the first 18-24 months,
the top priorities for the position include:
- Work with Trustee and Executive Director to develop long and
short-term goals and strategic plans across the Foundation and each
program area, including conducting research, landscape analysis and
gap analysis for independent projects and initiatives proposed by
the Trustee and Executive Director.
- Play a leadership role in conceiving, owning, and driving
strategy, management, and operations, especially for the Health and
Climate Change, and Democracy Reform program areas, catalyzing the
Foundation’s approaches, partnerships, and impacts.
- Stay current on conditions and trends in program areas as they
relate to the Foundation’s initiatives, objectives, and program
- Prepare thorough and concise analyses of proposed grants,
nonprofit organizations and NGOs, and independent initiatives and
projects, including financial analyses. Receive, review, analyze,
and prioritize all grant proposals, inquiries, and submissions for
Trustee and Managing Board consideration.
- Evaluate and prepare reports regarding the progress, outcomes
and impacts of grants, programs, projects, and initiatives.
- Play a leading role in helping to create, develop and
strengthen Foundation communications and marketing, including
launch of new website for the Foundation and social media
- Represent the Foundation to the general public, grantees,
consultants, other funders and Foundation partners. Help
conduct outreach to potential funding and program partners.
- Demonstrated passion for and commitment to social justice,
equity and fairness with significant experience leveraging impact
in a diversity of focus areas.
- Knowledge and experience with one or more of the Foundation’s
program areas, most importantly at the intersection of Climate
Change and Health, and/or Democracy Reform.
- 10+ years of experience in the private or nonprofit sectors,
with increasing management responsibility.
- Experience creating, developing, and leading projects,
initiatives, or organizations. Entrepreneurial, with demonstrated
initiative and capacity to work independently.
- Effective public speaker and writer for and to different
audiences, including media and the general public. Demonstrated
understanding of how to leverage communications experts,
strategies, and tactics to achieve impact.
- Must be able to think, communicate, and act strategically and
with resolve. Intellectually curious.
- Must be able and capable of working collegially with others
while maintaining focus on the Foundation’s program goals and
- Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and function of a
family foundation, including working effectively with a Trustee,
and directed grant-making and initiatives.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, software skills,
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, law, non-profit management,
communications, or similar field or a field related to one or more
of the Foundation’s program areas.
- Ability to travel as needed, locally, nationally and/or
- Must be able to pass criminal background check.
$120,000 - $145,000 DOE.
Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance,
generous employer contribution to retirement plan beginning at end
of first year, three weeks’ paid vacation and sick leave.
The Glaser Progress Foundation has
retained Jan Glick & Associates, LLC to facilitate this search
on their behalf.
To apply, interested candidates
should e-mail their cover letter and resume to: programdirGPF@janglick.com
E-mail applications with a cover
letter are required.
The position is open until