Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Tamela Spann, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume and cover letter must be received by September 6, 2019. We will not consider any candidate without a cover letter. In your cover letter please address the following questions. 1) Why are you a good fit for this position? 2) What appeals to you about working at Hollingsworth Funds?
The Strategic Initiatives Officer reports to the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Responsibilities include: Contributing to ongoing research, development and refinement of strategic priorities aimed at increasing economic mobility in Greenville Managing a diverse portfolio of existing community partners across strategic priorities Identifying and analyzing prospective community partners aligned with strategic priorities Engaging with existing and prospective community partners on all aspects of the grantmaking process including due diligence, proposal development, write-ups, monitoring and evaluation Working with community partners to enhance organizational capacity and effectiveness Developing relationships and fostering partnerships among and between key stakeholders including neighborhood leaders, nonprofits, public sector agencies, corporations and other funders Convening key stakeholders to advance networking, learning opportunities and collective action Participating in leadership roles on key community initiatives Contributing as a thought leader in the philanthropic field Staying abreast of community issues, trends, practices, and policies that impact strategic priorities Representing Hollingsworth Funds at meetings, forums, and conferences, as appropriate Other duties as assigned
Skills and Requirements
The Strategic Initiatives Officer will have a good understanding of the professional philanthropic environment, understanding of work in the nonprofit sector and a strong desire to work with and support community partners dedicated to positive change in Greenville. Additional experience includes: Strong strategic analytical skills and creative problem-solving ability Previous philanthropic or social sector experience Experience in nonprofit capacity building as a funder, nonprofit leader, or consultant Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to effectively manage time, meet multiple competing deadlines, set realistic goals and objectives, and maintain a positive attitude under pressure Strong written communication skills, along with highly effective oral communications and engaging presentation skills Established network of social, public and/or private sector relationships in Greenville Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PPT) Bachelor’s degree or at least two years of a college or university program is desirable The successful Strategic Initiatives Officer candidate should be: An individual who believes strongly in the vision and values of Hollingsworth Funds Eager and able to learn, understand and work on a broad array of issues; reflective, with strong conceptual, critical, and creative thinking abilities A good listener; one who is approachable, knowledgeable, and can develop meaningful relationships with diverse stakeholders Comfortable receiving input from many sources and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan Professional with a demeanor demonstrating empathy, humility, respect, judgment, cultural sensitivity and flexibility to represent Funds in diverse forums and organizational relationships A “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of philanthropic priorities; productive and results-oriented Ability to travel locally in Greenville balancing time in the field with internal organizational needs