All applications should be submitted online.
Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select Philanthropic Advisor - The Philanthropic Initiative to complete our online application process.
Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Title: TPI Philanthropic Advisor
Department: The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI)
Reports To: Managing Partner, TPI
FLSA Classification: Exempt FTE: 1
- Serve as a member of TPI’s professional staff, focusing primarily on programmatic and strategic planning work for TPI clients.
- Work collaboratively as a member of a team supporting specific client engagements in designing, developing and evaluating philanthropic programs; supporting client relationships; and researching philanthropic issues.
- Support business development and field-building projects, assist with research for business development proposals, and help build and maintain client relationships.
- May assume primary project management responsibility for selected projects.
- Research/Writing/Program Design, including research on social issues, best practices, and model approaches to key issues; community needs assessments; identifying and presenting funding opportunities, including ideas for programmatic initiatives; benchmarking and design of governance policies and practices; and preparing briefing papers and other deliverables for clients.
- Client Support/Consulting, including conducting due diligence review of funding requests; assisting in tracking/evaluation of funded projects; logistical and other support for client meetings; project management and facilitation; and conducting site visits with or on behalf of clients.
- Strategic Planning and Facilitation, including interviews with key stakeholders; design and implementation of surveys of key stakeholders and grant recipients; and preparation for and facilitation of planning sessions/retreats with clients.
- Program Design, Management and Evaluation, including design of Requests for Proposals, proposal guidelines and application materials, or other materials; research to identify funding opportunities; proposal review, due diligence, analysis and recommendations; training and facilitation of proposal review committees; negotiation of grant agreements and strategic partnerships; ongoing communications and support to grant recipients and partner organizations; and monitoring and evaluation.
- Business Development, including networking, research to identify prospective clients, development of proposals, relationship-building and related efforts.
- Field-Building Projects, including research, writing, development of reports, blogs, articles, workshop materials, and presentations focusing on efforts to promote effective philanthropy.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned
Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
- A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree in a relevant field is highly preferred
- A minimum of 5-6 years of experience in a professional setting.
- Experience in more than one sector, including public policy experience, is highly preferred. Although previous professional experience in philanthropy is not required, a previous relationship with philanthropy as consultant, grantee, funder or advisor is helpful.
- Experience in and exposure to strategic planning, facilitation and coaching
- Experience with business development, including development, management and cultivation of client relationships
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to translate analyses into insights
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience with social issues research, policy analysis, and program design, implementation and evaluation
- Interest and experience in one or more social issues of interest to TPI clients
- Excellent client relations, writing, interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Collegial approach to work
- Ability to travel is required.