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Director of Talent and Culture

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Director of Talent and Culture who will develop and implement best-practice human resource systems, policies and initiatives to ensure the Foundation attracts, develops and retains top talent and operates effectively and efficiently to deliver on our mission. The ideal candidate will bring deep experience and capacity in strategic thinking, human-capital thought-leadership, organizational development, project management and operational excellence.

ABOUT ROSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration.

Since its founding in 1995, Rose Community Foundation has granted more than $342 million to over 2,000 nonprofit organizations and initiatives in the seven-county Greater Denver area. The Foundation has $380 million in total assets under management, with annual grantmaking of nearly $25 million.

The Director of Talent and Culture is a member of the Finance and Administration team, which works at the cross-section of the Foundation’s grantmaking and donor services work, providing cross-departmental support and powering the systems and processes that enable its community impact.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate will thrive in a mission- and values-driven, fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment. Their enthusiasm for our culture should be contagious, and they will be both effective and thoughtful in teaching others how to integrate our culture in their respective roles. With a passion for people, they will enjoy thinking about organizational evolution, change management, staff development and retention, and authentic community engagement and take pride in developing processes that help the Foundation carry out its programs and initiatives with greater effectiveness, efficiency and creativity. A human resources generalist, their broad skill set will also enable them to support the various departmental needs of the Foundation, and they will be eager and quick to master new applications and systems.

A team player who values interpersonal relationships, trust and integrity, they will seek to provide excellent internal customer service and thrive when collaborating with colleagues. Strong communication skills will enable them to effectively develop, implement and document human resource processes and policies. Collaborative, curious, detail-oriented and highly organized, they will find personal and professional alignment with our mission to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities.

They must be accountable and responsive, as well as effective at working independently and managing their own time. Self-awareness, humility and humor, empathy, and personal and professional integrity are key attributes of all members of our team, as are flexibility and the ability to thrive in an evolving organization. The Director of Talent and Culture will contribute to a positive work environment, consistently demonstrating the Foundation’s culture and values of equity, justice, diversity and inclusion, empathy, generosity, community, and transformation through collaboration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and manage the human resource functions, including the review and improvement of all systems, policies and processes with a steadfast commitment to strategic alignment, best practice and efficiency.
  • Oversee all aspects of recruitment and hiring, including candidate attraction, application review, interviewing and pre-employment testing, selection, engagement and onboarding in service of building a high performing and cohesive team.
  • Manage the implementation and ongoing evolution of an employee performance management program that is anchored in consistency, transparency and efficiency.
  • Help identify core competencies, professional development needs and opportunities at the macro and micro levels.
  • Champion and steward the ongoing implementation of the Foundation’s culture plan, including aligning policies and operations with organizational values.
  • Partner with the office manager to ensure office operations and staff activities are consistent with the Foundation’s culture statement, culture plan and organizational needs.
  • Lead the ongoing evolution and integration of sustainable and impactful diversity, equity and inclusion practices across the Foundation.
  • Stay current on the always-evolving local, state and federal employment regulatory landscape; manage employee relations and ensure the Foundation complies with human resources and employment requirements required by federal, state, and local laws and guidelines.
  • Partner with the Leadership Team in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of an integrated compensation and benefits framework that aligns with mission, recognizes performance, and is easily accessible for Foundation planning and reporting.
  • Provide highly effective coaching and tailored training to members of the Leadership Team in talent management-related topics.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Foundation’s disaster plan, risk management, and security and safety protocols.
  • Facilitate the Foundation’s Before- and After-Action Review processes to improve upon systems, practices and processes.
  • Partner with the CEO on inclusive committee and board prospecting and recruitment activities and processes, staff support of the Board Development committee, and identification, evaluation and implementation of board and committee engagement and shared learning strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Foundation’s Leadership Team and carry out special projects at the direction of the President and CEO or Chief Financial Officer as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISOR RELATIONSHIP
The Director of Talent and Culture reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the Finance and Administration department. The Director of Talent and Culture does not have administrative support or direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree or equivalent life and work experience.
  • At least 7-10 years of professional work experience, with significant experience in human resources and/or organizational development experience.
  • Demonstrated success in strengthening organizations through culture.
  • Adept at implementing human resource operational needs and requirements.
  • Experience successfully developing, motivating, and coaching professional staff.
  • Strategic thinker and effective implementer in the areas of project management and change management.
  • A proven track record of leading in a collaborative work environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including an attention to detail, excellent writing and copy-editing skills, and exceptional presentation and speaking skills.
  • Skilled user of technology including Microsoft Office products (particularly Excel and Teams), Adobe Acrobat, relational databases, constituent relationship management (CRM) systems, human resource information/management (HRI/HRM) systems.
  • Grasps new concepts and gains comfort with new skills, systems, and processes quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, follow through, and track multiple work streams under deadlines.
  • Lived experiences and/or personal understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work.
  • Proven track record of working effectively across different settings, communities and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s core values and culture.

Preferred:

  • Human Resources certification.
  • Knowledge of the Greater Denver community and nonprofit landscape.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors.

SALARY & BENEFITS
This full-time, exempt position’s hiring range is $85,000-$100,000. Offered salary is commensurate with internal equity, internal salary ranges, sector benchmarks, and candidate’s relevant qualifications, experience and skills. Rose Community Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b) retirement plan (including an annual employer contribution after one year of employment), flexible spending account, employee assistance program (EAP), generous paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities and a matching gift program.

WORKPLACE
Brand-new office with a collaborative environment located in a building with a café, gym, secure indoor bike parking, covered employee parking, and convenient access to parks and trails. As a health and safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose Community Foundation’s physical office was closed until June 2021, at which time we returned to full-time in-person work at the office for two months. With the subsequent increases in Delta and Omicron variant cases, we have expanded remote work options and flexibility for all staff and expect it will remain as such when this position is filled. That said, we plan to eventually return to full-time, in-office and in-community work. Please note that the Foundation expects all team members to be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter, using this link. Please upload your cover letter under “Other Documents.” No phone calls or additional email messages please. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26th.

Apply now

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Rose Community Foundation believes in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Grants Associate

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Grants Associate to support the Foundation’s community impact grantmaking, as well as grants initiated by its fiscally sponsored projects and funder collaboratives. This position will perform grants management functions including proposal intake, grant processing, and support for grant review processes and provide administrative and project management support for community engagement activities.

ABOUT ROSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration.

Since its founding in 1995, Rose Community Foundation has granted more than $336 million to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations and initiatives in the seven-county Greater Denver area. The Foundation has $365 million in total assets under management, with annual grantmaking and distributions of nearly $20 million – roughly $10 million of which are the Foundation’s annual discretionary grantmaking dollars. Since 1995, the Foundation’s donor-advised funds have granted nearly $50 million to nonprofit organizations of their choosing around the state, country and world.

The Grants Associate is a member of the Finance and Administration team, which provides cross-departmental support and powers the systems and processes that enable its community impact. The Grants Associate plays a critical role in this cross-sectional work, partnering closely with the Community Impact and Public Affairs teams to optimize both grantmaking and community engagement through administrative support of the Foundation’s grantmaking committees and other activities.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES
The ideal candidate will thrive in a mission- and values-driven, fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment. They will bring strong organizational, coordination and project management skills and a positive, professional attitude to all aspects of their work. Their process orientation, analytical mind and tech savviness will lead them to enjoy utilizing the Foundation’s processes and systems to enable grants and community impact.

A team player who provides excellent internal and external customer service, they will thrive when assisting applicants and grantees, supporting grant review processes, collaborating cross-departmentally on projects, and providing positive, productive experiences for meeting and event attendees. Motivated, curious, and detail-oriented, they will find personal and professional alignment with our mission to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities.

They must be accountable and responsive, as well as effective at working independently and managing their own time. Self-awareness, humility and humor, empathy, and personal and professional integrity are key attributes of all members of our team, as are flexibility and the ability to thrive in an evolving organization. The Grants Associate will contribute to a positive work environment, consistently demonstrating the Foundation’s culture and values of equity, justice, diversity and inclusion, empathy, generosity, community, and transformation through collaboration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Grants Management

  • Provide grants administration support for the Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking, as well as grants initiated by its fiscally sponsored projects and funder collaboratives, including providing technical support for the online grants portal, processing incoming grant applications, grant tracking and reporting
  • Support internal and external grant review processes by providing materials, reports and technical support to reviewers
  • Provide general project management support related to grantmaking such as tracking grant cycle budgets and remaining balances, preparing and managing spreadsheets to track grant recommendations and considerations, and coordinating timely report submissions to funders for incoming grants
  • Compile grant summaries, budgets, datapoints, and other materials for distribution and/or presentation to the Foundation’s committees and board of trustees
  • Provide updates and conduct follow-up related to deadline reminders, overdue reports and similar ongoing process auditing and maintenance
  • Assist with weekly grant payment processes, including submitting payments for approval, verifying payment information, and printing and mailing award letters
  • Help ensure accuracy, completeness and integrity of electronic grant files
  • Provide redundancy and back-up support for the Foundation’s other grant administration functions

Community Engagement Support

  • Coordinate and attend meetings, including preparing materials, taking notes and preparing minutes, for the Foundation’s three grantmaking committees (Jewish Life, Community Grantmaking, Policy & Advocacy)
  • Plan virtual and (eventually) in-person (on- and off-site) community engagement meetings and events from scheduling and planning to executing on logistics
  • Serve as a central point of contact for general inquiries about the Foundation’s grantmaking, connecting external partners to the correct team members internally
  • Assist in implementing and collecting information through community feedback loops
  • Support Public Affairs and Community Impact teams in efforts to communicate information to applicants and grantees on behalf of the Foundation regarding grant cycles and community engagement opportunities
  • Enter and update contact information, relationship management tracking, and coding in the Foundation’s database to maintain accurate records related to grantmaking and community engagement activities

General

  • Provide excellent external and internal customer service to applicants, grantees, funding partners, fiscally sponsored projects, grant reviewers and Foundation colleagues
  • Participate in a cross-departmental team of core database users responsible for developing and maintaining systems and processes, sharing best practices, providing training and support, and ongoing database maintenance within their respective teams
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR RELATIONSHIP
The Grants Associate reports to the Grants Manager. In addition to being a member of the Finance and Administration department, the Grants Associate will also be embedded with the Community Impact team, working closely with the Vice President of Community Impact and Community Impact and Public Affairs colleagues. The Grants Associate does not have administrative support or direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Required:

  • At least two years’ experience in grants program, administrative support, and/or project management/coordination
  • Technologically adept with strong proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Sharepoint) and the ability and willingness to quickly learn new systems and technology
  • Excellent organizational, project and time management skills with the ability to prioritize, communicate with team members, follow through and track against multiple deadlines and deliverables
  • Detail oriented and committed to accuracy
  • Analytical with strong critical thinking skills and a process orientation
  • Experience providing exceptional customer service
  • A team-player and self-starter who can work well collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in one-on-one and in meetings, correspondence, and formal work products
  • Lived experiences and/or personal understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s core values and culture

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree or equivalent life and work experience
  • Grants management experience at a funding/granting organization
  • Experience working with CRM and database systems
  • Nonprofit sector experience or familiarity with philanthropy and the nonprofit sector
  • Understanding of nonprofit budgets and financial documents
  • Knowledge of the Greater Denver community and nonprofit landscape
  • Fluency (oral and written) in additional language(s)

SALARY & BENEFITS
This full-time, exempt position’s hiring range is $45,000 to $55,000. Offered salary is commensurate with internal equity, internal salary ranges, sector benchmarks, and candidate’s relevant qualifications, experience and skills. Rose Community Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan (including an annual employer contribution after one year of employment), flexible spending account, employee assistance program (EAP), generous paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities and a matching gift program.

WORKPLACE
Brand-new office with a collaborative environment located in a building with a café, gym, secure indoor bike parking, covered employee parking and convenient access to parks and trails. As a health and safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose Community Foundation’s physical office was closed until June 2021 at which time we returned to full-time in-person work at the office for two months. With the subsequent increases in Delta and Omicron variant cases, we have expanded remote work options and flexibility for all staff and expect it will remain as such when this position is filled. That said, we plan to eventually return to full-time, in-office and in-community work. Please note that the Foundation expects all team members to be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter, using the link below. Please upload your cover letter under “Other Documents.” No phone calls or additional email messages please. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 23.

Apply now

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Rose Community Foundation believes in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Director of Fund Development

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Director of Fund Development to create new relationships for Rose Community Foundation with prospective donors, donor-advised fundholders, nonprofit fundholders, and other philanthropic partners. With equal passions for people and philanthropy, the Director of Fund Development is a connection-maker with an emphasis on engaging new, diverse communities in philanthropy and the development of charitable resources.

ABOUT ROSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration.

Since its founding in 1995, Rose Community Foundation has granted more than $336 million to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations and initiatives in the seven-county Greater Denver area. The Foundation has $365 million in total assets under management, with annual grantmaking and distributions of nearly $20 million – roughly $10 million of which are the Foundation’s annual discretionary grantmaking dollars. Since 1995, the Foundation’s donor-advised funds have granted nearly $50 million to nonprofit organizations of their choosing around the state, country and world.

The Director of Fund Development is a member of the Philanthropic Services team, which is focused on growing resources for regional good, stewarding and supporting the Foundation’s roughly 200 donor-advised and nonprofit fundholders, and creating and sustaining philanthropic partnerships, collaborations and giving circles.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate will thrive in a mission- and values-driven, fast-paced, and multi-faceted work environment. We seek a colleague who is a highly collaborative team-player and an entrepreneurial self-starter. A natural connector and networker who enjoys bringing people together and facilitating introductions, they should have a high degree of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal, relational and listening skills, paired with an innate curiosity about people. We seek a candidate who is an outstanding listener and communicator with strong presentation skills and the ability to connect, engage, motivate and inspire others.

Across our team, we value humor, humility and self-awareness, empathy, and strong personal and professional integrity and ethics. Rose Community Foundation is an evolving organization with an orientation towards growth and learning, so we look for team members who demonstrate flexibility and a growth mindset. The Director of Fund Development will contribute to a positive work environment, finding personal and professional alignment with the Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities and consistently demonstrating the Foundation’s culture and values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, empathy, generosity, community, and transformation through collaboration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Grow resources for regional good through the development and management of a pipeline of prospective donors and fundholders, identifying and qualifying prospects, researching and sharing key information
  • Initiate relationships and build leads with diverse prospective donor and fundholder communities in the Greater Denver region, and facilitate introductions and hand-offs to team members for further engagement when appropriate
  • Serve as the primary Foundation liaison to the professional advisor community (estate planning attorneys, accountants, wealth managers, etc.) and financial institutions, creating opportunities for them to connect with and learn about Rose Community Foundation, facilitate client referrals, and positioning the Foundation as a trusted partner in philanthropy
  • Identify and secure opportunities for Foundation staff and leadership to meet with and present to new potential donors and fundholders about Rose Community Foundation and its work
  • In collaboration with members of the philanthropic services team, identify and pursue new philanthropic opportunities with alumni of Foundation initiatives and committees
  • Lead the development and implementation of a relationship management tracking approach for current donors and new prospects from identification and initial cultivation through their lifecycle as a Foundation donor. Work with the philanthropic services team to ensure adoption and effective utilization of the system
  • In collaboration with the philanthropic services and communications teams, develop strategies for annual and campaign fundraising to increase aligned funding
  • Strategically manage philanthropic services department’s sponsorships and memberships in professional networks as a source of new business and relationships
  • Represent the Foundation at events and meetings, some of which may take place outside of normal business hours, in the evening or on weekends

SUPERVISOR RELATIONSHIP
The Director of Fund Development reports to the Director of Donor Funds and Legacy Giving. The Director of Fund Development does not have administrative support or direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of relevant professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Successful experience in major gifts fundraising, sales or similar outreach and engagement activities
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills including the ability to effectively design, plan, carry out, engage others, and communicate new work
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation communication skills including attention to detail and proactive
  • Experience in or aptitude for the development and utilization of prospecting and moves-management strategies and systems
  • Commitment to and experienced in providing exceptional customer service
  • Highly proficient user of technology including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Lived experiences and/or personal understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work
  • Proven track record of working effectively across different settings, communities and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s core values and culture

Preferred:

  • Understanding of the unique role of community foundations and familiarity with Greater Denver communities and non-profits
  • Knowledge of the professional advisor and/or financial services sectors
  • Understanding of fund types and charitable giving vehicles, gift planning tools and gifts of complex assets
  • Experience designing or implementing moves-management systems and developing and implementing fundraising campaigns
  • Experience with philanthropic operations, administration and prospect research software
  • Experience with data analysis and data-driven planning
  • Bilingual/fluency in Spanish is a plus

SALARY & BENEFITS
This full-time, exempt position’s hiring range is $70,000 to $95,000. Offered salary is commensurate with internal equity, internal salary ranges, sector benchmarks, and candidate’s relevant qualifications, experience and skills. Rose Community Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan (including an annual employer contribution after one year of employment), flexible spending account, employee assistance program (EAP), generous paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities and a matching gift program.

WORKPLACE
Brand-new office with a collaborative environment located in a building with a café, gym, secure indoor bike parking, covered employee parking and convenient access to parks and trails. As a health and safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose Community Foundation’s physical office was closed until June 2021 at which time we returned to full-time in-person work at the office. With the recent increase in Delta variant cases, we have expanded remote work options and flexibility for all staff and expect it will remain as such when this position is filled. That said, we plan to eventually return to full-time, in-office and in-community work. Please note that the Foundation expects all team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter, using the link below. Please upload your cover letter under “Other Documents.” No phone calls or additional email messages please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Apply now

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Rose Community Foundation believes in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Vice President of Community Impact

Rose Community Foundation is seeking an experienced, innovative and collaborative individual to lead our community impact team (formerly known as the programs team) at a pivotal and exciting moment of organizational evolution.

ABOUT ROSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration.

Since its founding in 1995, Rose Community Foundation has granted more than $336 million to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations and initiatives in the seven-county Greater Denver area. The Foundation has $365 million in total assets under management, with annual grantmaking and distributions of nearly $20 million – roughly $10 million of which are the Foundation’s annual discretionary grantmaking dollars. The Vice President of Community Impact leads the community impact team, which focuses on strategic deployment of those $10 million in discretionary grantmaking dollars as well as the other tools and mechanisms at our disposal to help drive strategic impact.

The Vice President of Community Impact will work closely with the community impact team, data/grant operations team, President and CEO, and other members of the leadership team, to develop and implement integrated grantmaking and community impact strategies that – per our 2020 strategic plan – advance equity and justice, inclusion and engagement, and grow resources devoted to mission-aligned regional good. In pursuit of these goals, we remain committed to funding across a broad and holistic range of issues and opportunities facing the Greater Denver region (i.e., civic participation, ECE-20 education, economic opportunity, environment, health, housing, immigration, transportation, arts and culture, etc.) while also maintaining our specific commitment to funding in our local Jewish community.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES
The ideal candidate will have a passion for mission-oriented community work, a growth mindset and a love of learning. Open-minded, innovative, collaborative, entrepreneurial and willing to take risks, the Vice President of Community Impact must be an advocate, strategist and an executor – able to translate vision into implementation, solve problems, effectively lead a team, balance competing priorities, and be flexible and comfortable with the uncertainty and opportunity that is inherent in organizational evolution. A relationship builder at heart, self-awareness, empathy, humility, humor and strong interpersonal skills are key. The Vice President of Community Impact will value consensus while still being a decisive leader – capable of giving, receiving and utilizing feedback from internal and external sources. Both a leader and an active, hands-on team member, a successful candidate will embrace an organizational culture in which all team members – including leadership – are execution-focused. Additionally, the ideal candidate will find personal alignment with the Foundation’s values and culture, ensuring that they and the community impact team contribute to a positive work environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The ideal candidate will be a thinker, planner and a doer. The primary responsibilities of this role focus in the following three areas: team management and leadership, community relationships and learning and evaluation.

Team Management and Leadership

  • Lead inclusive, collaborative and efficient internal processes around operationalization and implementation of our new strategic plan, including new approaches to grantmaking, process/systems improvement, and partnering with the Foundation’s Director of Data and Operations on usage of data, metrics and evaluation.
  • Manage, coach, mentor and inspire a high-performing team through a period of change as we develop and transition to new grantmaking frameworks, approaches and organizational constructs, ensuring access to appropriate professional development, learning and growth opportunities.
  • Ensure smooth transition from long-standing grantmaking committee structures to new ones that align with the strategic plan, maintaining continued focus on optimizing committee composition, roles, engagement and experience.
  • Oversee diverse array of grantmaking, including capacity-building, program support and program-related investments, ensuring there is cohesion and alignment within the portfolio, with policy/advocacy grantmaking as well as with organizational values and impact goals.
  • Provide leadership in cross-department communication, coordination and cohesiveness, identifying synergies and collaborative opportunities between departments and organizational functions, including the engagement of donor-advised funds in aligned giving opportunities. (To date, the Foundation’s donor-advised funds have granted nearly $50 million to nonprofit organizations of their choosing around the state, country and world).
  • Deliver consistently high-quality staff performance management, budgeting, financial and administrative management, grantmaking operations and other systems to achieve program goals.

Community Relationships

  • Internally and externally model our transition from a “knowing organization” to a “learning organization,” focused on asking the right questions and lifting up the expertise of our nonprofit and community partners.
  • Develop strategies for strengthening and growing our community relationships, including respectful entry into communities, issues and organizations that may be less familiar to us currently.
  • Maintain active and broad external engagement to ensure awareness of local community needs and opportunities, as well as a broad understanding of trends and needs in the regional and national philanthropic ecosystem.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant peers in local philanthropy, government, nonprofit sector and business community that may lead to collaborations and partnerships to leverage our resources and increase our impact.
  • Lead team in expanding and leveraging national funder relationships to bring more dollars to the Greater Denver region in alignment with our goals, strategies and areas of focus.
  • In close cooperation with the Philanthropic Services team, support revenue-generating activities and efforts to deliver content-rich donor education and engagement strategies.
  • Represent Rose Community Foundation in coalitions and collaborations in pursuit of the Foundation’s goals.

Learning and Evaluation

  • Drive the Foundation’s learning culture by leading efforts to maintain high levels of quantitative and qualitative awareness of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Greater Denver – ensuring that grantee expertise and community experience is sought out and incorporated into our work.
  • Partner with Director of Data and Operations to create flexible, right-sized systems by which we use data and metrics to both inform our strategies and evaluate the impact of our work, partnering with the Public Affairs team in communicating results to the Foundation’s internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and utilize grantee feedback loops to continuously improve grantmaking processes.
  • Collaborate with Public Affairs team in identifying potential upstream levers related to community needs, helping to ensure that our policy and advocacy investments support systemic change and our community grantmaking.

SUPERVISOR RELATIONSHIP
The Vice President of Community Impact reports to the President and CEO, serves on the Foundation’s leadership team, and leads a team of up to five direct reports. In addition to staff, the position will interact with committee members, board members, donors and external partners.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional and life experience.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience, including at least five years in the social sector (nonprofit, government, corporate philanthropy, community organizing and/or foundations) at a senior leadership level with responsibility for building and sustaining organizational capacity.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic field and various models of foundations work, including relationships with (or knowledge of) regional and national funders who may be aligned funding prospects.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning; operationalizing values, vision and strategies to achieve priorities and goals; change management; and budget management.
  • Proven track record in managing and developing a staff team: attracting, retaining and growing talent through performance reviews, professional development, team-building activities, goal setting, accountability and growth opportunities.
  • Experience successfully vetting, hiring and managing consultants, serving as an active and engaged client.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills, including giving presentations and writing and editing reports, summary memoranda, correspondence, etc.
  • Technologically adept – comfort, familiarity and/or ability to learn and utilize a variety of computer applications (i.e.: Microsoft Office, internet research) as well as project management, human resources and grants management/CRM systems.
  • Proven track record of building trusting relationships and working effectively across different settings, communities and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures.
  • An understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles and practices and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s core values and culture.

Preferred:

  • Experience with a diverse range of grantmaking processes, approaches, tools and tactics – including Program-Related Investments (PRIs) – on the funder and/or grantee side.
  • Fluency with data and evaluation, including the development and utilization of metrics to assess social impact and return on investment.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and evolve systems, processes and organizational structures to optimize alignment, integration, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Experience managing annual budgets of $5+ million.
  • Community engagement experience.
  • Experience with, or understanding of, policy and advocacy work.
  • Experience with internal and external feedback loops for process, system and cultural improvement.
  • Knowledge of the Greater Denver community, including strengths, challenges, trends and the regional philanthropic sector.
  • Advanced degree or certifications in a relevant area of study.

SALARY & BENEFITS
This full-time, exempt position’s hiring range is $110,000 – $170,000. Offered salary is commensurate with internal equity, internal salary ranges, sector benchmarks, and candidate’s relevant qualifications, experience and skills. Rose Community Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan (including an annual employer contribution after one year of employment), flexible spending account (FSA) options, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), generous paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities, and a matching gift program.

WORKPLACE 
Brand-new office with a collaborative environment located in an updated building with a café, gym, secure indoor bike parking, covered employee parking and convenient access to parks and trails. As a health and safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose Community Foundation’s physical office was closed until June 2021 at which time we returned to full-time in-person work at the office. With the recent increase in Delta variant cases, we have expanded remote work options and flexibility for all staff and expect it will remain as such when this position is filled. The Foundation expects all team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and we will eventually return to full-time, in-office and in-community work.

HOW TO APPLY
The Foundation is no longer accepting applications for this position.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Rose Community Foundation believes in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.