Since 1992, Heron has worked to help people and communities help themselves. Always the servant leader, Heron has understood from its earliest days that its impact is rooted in the success of others. Heron values the collective wisdom of its partners — on the ground in communities and within the capital markets — and uses that wisdom to help the foundation think differently.
Over the past 25 years, those values have led Heron to challenge what we perceived as broken conventions in philanthropy. The foundation began making general operating grants when restricted grants were the norm. Heron committed to investing in alignment with its mission when others expected it to focus exclusively on financial returns. And Heron constantly works with partners to leverage different tools (financial and non-financial alike) in service to mission.
Heron is currently working to shift from traditional philanthropy toward a model of participatory philanthropy, ceding the authority to make investment decisions to local integrated capitals committees in a number of communities across the U.S. It is in the process of forming its first committee with a diverse group of founding members that are trying to create a shared vision for their community.
The Director, Integrated Capitals & Communities, will work closely with Heron's community partners, managing those relationships and conducting research to support them. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to be a part of locally driven systems-level change. The Director, Integrated Capitals & Communities, reports to the Vice President, Integrated Capitals & Communities, and will oversee Heron's work in 2-3 communities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Support and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders through effective and efficient communications.
Strategy and Analysis
Support and create leverage for partners, helping to ensure that Heron achieves its strategic objectives.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Since 1992, Heron has worked to help people and communities help themselves. Always the servant leader, Heron has understood from its earliest days that its impact is rooted in the success of others. Heron values the…