KEES has been exclusively retained by a
Foundation, who wishes to remain anonymous, in its
search for a Program
In operation for over 30 years, the Foundation has granted over
$40 million in the past three years and has plans to expand its
total annual funding and geographic reach in the coming five years.
It supports international organizations with missions primarily
focused on lifting communities out of poverty through funding of
community development, education, agriculture, health and WASH
(Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects.
In support of this anticipated expansion, the Foundation has
created a new Program Director role. Using their strong business
acumen and leveraging their prior experience working with similar
organizations, the Program Director will identify projects and
programs aligned with the mission and values of the Foundation and
will shepherd the full life cycle of grantee involvement, from
identification, engagement, proposal, funding, project review, and
renewal or advancement. Reporting to the Senior Program
Director, the Program Director will work closely with
administrative staff, professional advisors, and Trustees, and will
serve as a face and voice of the Foundation, sharing in the
building of outcomes with grantee partners.
This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who wants to
bring proven grantmaking expertise, support, and advance global
efforts to create common good, advance human dignity serving those
with the least, and work as part of a nimble team that empowers
individuals and communities. The ideal candidate has the values and
heart to serve the poorest of the poor and reflect Catholic social
Some specific requirements include:
- Passion to serve the poorest of the poor to help lift them out
of poverty with a strong alignment of personal principles to
Catholic social values, whether through direct faith expression or
general philosophy to charitable work.
- A preferred minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in
managing an international impact-oriented program portfolio (grant
making, impact investment, venture philanthropy, NGO, corporate
- Track record showing stability with an organization and
capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in
- Track record of increasing responsibilities in a nonprofit, NGO
- Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills, with
demonstrated ability to create, implement and monitor complex
plans, and translate those plans into goals and concrete
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally,
approximately 20% of the time.
- Bachelor’s degree required; MBA degree preferred.
- Fluent command (written and spoken) of English is required, and
bilingual in any language a plus.
This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits.
This is a virtual position and office setup will be provided.
Candidate must live near a US international airport.
The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age,
sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital
status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant
In this search, KEES will represent the
Foundation until the point of live interviews with
the top candidates and the Foundation leadership. Candidates must
be comfortable with anonymity up until a point in the process when
they are a finalist under consideration.
For additional information about the role, and TO APPLY,
PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://bit.ly/Foundation-Program-Director
To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no
applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD
IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
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dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public entity sectors. A woman
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consulting services including executive search, leadership
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information, please visit www.kees2success.com.
About the Foundation: Motivated by
Catholic social teaching and respect for all life, the Foundation
seeks first to support agencies and organizations which are
efficiently and effectively bringing assistance to the poor and
underprivileged throughout the world. In addition to its global
investments, the Foundation also seeks to support other charitable
causes of interest to the Foundation’s Board that are in full
alignment with the primary mission.