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Vice President for Community Strategies

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Community Foundation for Greater New Haven


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January 29, 2021

 

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Vice President for Community Strategies. The Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations in Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

In 2021, The Foundation launched Stepping Forward, a three-year supplemental funding commitment of $26 million to address the widespread immediate community needs caused by COVID-19 and to advance equity in Greater New Haven.

Title:                                    Vice President for Community Strategies

Department:                     Grantmaking & Strategy

Reports to:                        SVP, Grantmaking & Strategy

FLSA Status:                      Exempt

POSITION:

The VP for Community Strategies is a senior level position reporting to the Senior Vice President for Grantmaking and Strategy. The VP will be responsible for working with The Foundation’s staff and leadership team to develop, implement and refine programmatic strategies that advance the strategic plan objectives around equity and inclusive growth. The VP for Community Strategies is also responsible for overseeing The Foundation’s strategic initiatives including but not limited to The Neighborhood Leadership Program and New Haven Healthy Start. This position requires supervision of staff as well as volunteer management. In addition, as a member of the Senior Management Team, this position plays a key role in the management of The Foundation as a whole.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and oversee programmatic activities that advance The Foundation’s strategic priorities for equity and inclusive growth. Specifically:

o  Develop new relationships and cultivate partnerships to support inclusive growth;

o  Develop and oversee strategic grantmaking program that supports career pathways in local growth sectors for people of color, women, immigrants and formerly incarcerated;

o  Develop outreach and engagement strategies that provide meaningful input into The Foundation’s work from constituencies that would benefit directly from community investments;

o  Align the activities of all existing strategic initiatives

  • Develop and implement community outreach and engagement strategies that forward the strategic plan
  • Oversee the federally funded New Haven Healthy Start initiative by working with the program director to ensure program implementation is in compliance with the requirements of the federal grant
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team and collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team
  • Develop and supervise a team of director-level staff in accomplishing institutional and professional goals
  • Serve as a member of cross-departmental teams including but not limited to:

o  Inclusive Growth

o  Racial Equity

o  Metrics and Analytics

  • Prepare and administer program budgets

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Preferred or commensurate work experience
  • Five to ten years’ experience in an executive level position
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector or philanthropy to advance equity in education, workforce development or housing
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating groups and teams; accomplishment leading cross-functional teams, groups/organizations
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in management and supervision
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including independent follow-through
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build effective relationships and teams of colleagues at all levels within The Foundation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to give effective presentations
  • Proficiency in MS Office – specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Commitment to The Foundation’s mission and core values of integrity, diversity, vitality, collaboration, long-term vision, service, accountability and excellence

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a resume/C.V. and cover letter to Human_Resources@cfgnh.org (Human underscore Resources) with the subject line “VP for Community Strategies - Idealist.” Please also indicate how you found this job posting.

The deadline for submission of materials is January 29, 2020. No phone calls please.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employer.

 

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Vice President for Community Strategies. The Community Foundation…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive

Location

New Haven, CT

How to Apply

Please submit a resume/C.V. and cover letter to Human_Resources@cfgnh.org (Human underscore Resources) with the subject line “VP for Community Strategies - Idealist.” Please also indicate how you found this job posting.

The deadline for submission of materials is January 29, 2020. No phone calls please.

Please submit a resume/C.V. and cover letter to Human_Resources@cfgnh.org (Human underscore Resources) with the subject line “VP for Community Strategies - Idealist.” Please also…

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