In this exciting period of growth and strategic development, Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) is searching for a Family Engagement Associate. This is a newly created position that will support the strategy and execution of experiences that enable a large, distinguished, multi-generational family to design and participate in significant and compelling philanthropic work.
The role will support individual family members’ philanthropy, while also facilitating increased family participation in CFP’s collective grantmaking work. The Associate is responsible for collaborating on new strategies and communications systems that are both personally compelling and drive maximum social impact. The position is part of a small family engagement team that includes programming, communications, and technology.
This role requires a highly adept strategic thinker and team player who is able to develop strong relationships and foster collaboration across staff and family members of different ages, personalities, and interests. This individual reports to and works closely with the Director of Family Engagement and is responsible for close coordination with staff from the family services and CFP program teams. In addition to experience working with high-level stakeholders, the candidate should have compelling experience in the field of social impact and/or philanthropy. Most importantly, this individual must be highly creative, intelligent, inspiring, and particularly adept at handling sensitive and complex topics.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Under the direction of the Director of Family Engagement, coordinate with CFP staff and stakeholders to develop and successfully promote family engagement opportunities of varied intensity levels throughout the year and measure the success of these opportunities in generating learning, collaboration, and connection among family members
Support Director of Family Engagement with personal giving services for all family members
Support strategic thinking and program development for family engagement across all CFP entities
Provide administrative support needed to facilitate programmatic goals within family engagement
Provide support to CFP program committee staff on designing and facilitating meeting agendas and materials that result in dynamic and engaging committee experiences
Develop, implement, and support educational tools and learning opportunities (including in-person sessions, events, and materials) that add value to philanthropic experiences, convey the family’s history of philanthropy, and encourage family members to continue that legacy
Maintain an understanding of relevant issues and developments in the field to inform engagement activities and advise grantmaking decisions
Participate in overall CFP Team activities that advance organizational aims around social impact and family engagement
Engage in initiatives that foster team collaboration, including meetings, trainings, retreats, and special projects, taking the lead where interest, expertise, and opportunity coalesce
Skills and abilities:
Experience developing, engaging, and communicating with dynamic networks of diverse individuals
Familiarity with the development and implementation of grantmaking processes, communication tools, and evaluation frameworks
Ability to thrive in a family-centered enterprise environment
Ability to set and achieve bold objectives, balance multiple priorities, and manage multiple complex and overlapping projects
Excellent organizational skills, including ability to prioritize agendas
An inquisitive nature and orientation to detail with keen conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated track record of communicating complex issues succinctly; ability to listen and synthesize multiple inputs
Ability to exercise judgment regarding managing deadlines, expectations, and handling of sensitive communications
Dynamic and enthusiastic personality with exceptional relationship management skills, and desire for continued growth and learning
Education and experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate field experience required
At least 3 years of experience engaging stakeholders for social impact or related initiatives
Knowledge of the social sector; experience in the nonprofit sector a plus
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Crown Family Philanthropies
In 2009, after more than 60 years of family grantmaking under the name Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) was developed to represent an array of the family's grantmaking practices.