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Program Director

Company: Confluence Philanthropy
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Confluence Philanthropy advances mission aligned investing. We support and catalyze a community of private, public and community foundations, families, individual donors, and their values-aligned investment managers representing more than $70 billion in philanthropic assets under management, and over $3 trillion in managed capital. Confluence is an international organization, with the majority of members based in the U.S., and a handful in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. Our members represent a diversity of institutions, charitable asset types, personal and professional roles, and programmatic missions, but they all share a commitment to mission-aligned philanthropy.

Are you an ambitious, high performing mid career professional looking to innovate in social change?

Confluence Philanthropys Program Directoris a key leadership position with significant management, planning, and communication responsibility. We are recruiting a dynamic, charismatic, and detail-oriented servant- leader motivated by the idea of growing a cutting-edge organization. Our next era of growth will rely upon the ability of the Program Director to cultivate relationships and partnerships, organize groundbreaking events, and to facilitate working groups. The Program Director will work directly with the CEO and management committee to strategize program development across multiple issue areas. The Program Director position offers ample opportunity for creativity, network building, and professional growth. We are looking for a motivated professional who will take charge of this position, making a minimum three year commitment to the organization.

Reports to:CEO

Compensation: Full-time $95,000 - $115,000 salaried, plus highly competitive benefits

Staff Reports:3 full-time

Location: Downtown Oakland, California with ability to work virtually with our NYC office. Must be

available weekdays starting at 9:00 am PT 6 pm PT. Domestic travel will be a required component of

this job.The location is non-negotiable.

Start Date: Immediate


  • Program Management and Development: Provide direction and oversight to the program team in the development and management of membership programs, including special projects and working groups. Foster team collaboration and virtual communication using apps, website and social media platforms. Maintain organized CMS to track member engagement and other relevant metrics. Guide systems that support staff in contributing to these platforms. Recruit consultants as needed within budgetary constraints. Experienced manager with strong program development skills required; community organizing skills a plus.
  • Member Engagement and Volunteer Management: Confluence prides itself on being a vibrant, closely knit community. Develop authenticate relationships with members and partners in order to deepen the quality of our programming and to enrich the membership experience. Expect 6-8 domestic trips per year.Ability to build trust and easy rapport with a diverse group of actors required. Ability to engage deeply in discussions about the investing landscape for philanthropies.
  • Evaluation and Research:Guide the annual review and assessment of membership programs by overseeing the collection of membership data and program metrics. Work with the program team to vision the monthly collection of information for blogs, e-news, and other communication materials. Oversee the content creation of publications across program areas.Prior experience in publication content editing and production required.
  • Annual Conference Leadership:Play a significant role in developing content for Confluences annual 3.5 day conference in collaboration with program staff and CEO. See: www.confluencegathering.org.Prior conference organizing experience required.
  • Fundraising and Grant writing: Cultivate funding relationships. Co-author grants and reports for restricted projects and working groups in partnership with the Managing Director. Design program budgets and oversee consultants contract compliance.Strong proposal writing experience required.Writing samples will be requested.


  • Graduate degree in non-profit management, communications, or graduate experience equivalentrequired, MBA preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Working knowledge of the impact investing industry required.
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience required.
  • Conference planning experience required.
  • Extensive computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Detail-oriented work style, required.
  • Have a highly organized, efficient and self-directed work style.
  • Emotional maturity, and the ability to perform under pressure with high power executives with grace, poise, and hopefully even humor.
  • A high level of discretion for both professional and personal affairs.
  • Strong interest in environmental and social investing, and the path to a new economy.
  • Ability to work in a small office environment required.


Full benefits including fully paid health, dental and vision, and vacation time.

Email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Dana Lanza, CEO:dana_at_confluencephilanthropy_dot_org with the subject line Program Director.

Keywords: Confluence Philanthropy, Oakland , Program Director, Other , Oakland, California

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