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Sandi Parkes sandi.parkes at
Mon Nov 3 14:25:46 MST 2003

Position Open: Program Director

The New York Womens Foundation is a cross-cultural alliance of women 
helping low-income women and girls in the five boroughs to achieve 
sustained economic security through expanded opportunities. The NYWF is 
a public foundation that raises funds and allocates grants focusing 
exclusively on community-based, women-led organizations. The NYWF 
promotes philanthropic giving among women and advocates for a greater 
allocation of resources to womens and girls programming in the city. 
The Foundations professional staff of eight is supported by the efforts 
of a large volunteer base and an active Board of Directors. In 2003, the 
NYWF awarded $1 million in grants to 35 organizations; since inception 
in 1987, the Foundation has distributed more than $8 million to over 165 

DESCRIPTION: The New York Womens Foundation seeks a highly committed, 
organized, and experienced grantmaker to manage the NYWF grants cycle, 
supervise the allocations process, and oversee non-grantmaking 
programming activities. An understanding of and belief in the mission of 
the Foundation will allow the Program Director to respond to questions 
from prospective grantees and the public at large about our mission, our 
grant-making philosophy and the allocations process.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director. SUPERVISES: Program Officer and 
part-time assistant.

1. Grantmaking
" Coordinates receipt and processing of proposals and supervises data 
entry of proposal information
" Manages the RFP process and files
" Develops the timetable, training and structure of the grant cycle with 
the Allocations and Grants committees chairs
" Develops and writes docket summaries, statistical reports, and 
analyses to guide the Allocations and Grants committees
" Supervises and participates in first read of proposals and site visits
" Works with Allocations chair to develop committee; arranges all 
committee meetings

a. Support to Grantees
" Design, coordinate and attend events which bring grantee organizations 
together for networking and peer-to-peer exchange of strategies and 
lessons learned
" Facilitate collaborative work among grantees
" Coordinate one-on-one assistance
" Maintain close phone contact with current grantees

b. Evaluation
" Manage mid-year and year-end assessment, planning and implementing all 
necessary interventions
" Develop other relevant research and evaluation reports to inform 

2. Leadership  to develop women as philanthropists and to develop 
skills of women as community leaders
" Design, manage, and coordinate Leadership Roundtables and Management & 
Leadership Institute

3. Advocacy & Public Education  to increase awareness of issues 
affecting low-income women and girls in New York City
" Design, manage, and coordinate Public Education forums and other 
related events
" Support Advocacy & Public Education Subcommittee in developing 
advocacy strategy and executing campaigns

4. Technical Assistance  to enhance and increase the skills of grantees 
towards developing organizational and managerial capacity
" Design, manage, and coordinate Technical Assistance workshops
" Establish relationship with one or more technical assistance providers 
to assist grantees with specific immediate problem-solving and crisis 
" Coordinate in-kind donations of goods and services
" Evaluate TA program

5. Development
" Work with Development staff on grantee participation in and 
preparation for Celebrating Women Breakfast and other cultivation events
" Support CWB and Neighborhood Dinner Awards Committee
" Play key role in fundraising efforts, including meetings and follow-up 
with potential donors and working with Development team to prepare 
proposals and donor reports
" Participate as active member in foundation-wide activities
" Participate in external practitioner and philanthropic organizations 
and networks

6. Administrative/ General
" Train and supervise Program Officer, assistant, and interns
" Support Executive Director and guide Board in supporting policy and 
advocacy efforts on programming level
" Keep abreast of current research, policy developments, and 
programmatic trends regarding womens issues
" Develop and manage annual Program budget in coordination with other 
NYWF senior staff
" Represent Foundation at industry events
" Collect material and information of interest to the Board and write 
for the Foundation newsletter on occasion

The ideal applicant will have a strong working knowledge of the New York 
City grantee community. She or he will also have ten years experience 
with some or all of the following: grantmaking, working with low-income 
women, community organizing and/or policy work, technical assistance 
funding, nonprofit management, and volunteer coordination.

" Proven skills and experience in providing technical assistance to 
community-based organizations and evaluating program outcomes
" Strong analytic skills as demonstrated by graduate study and/or work 
" Ability to build working relationships with donors, institutional 
partners, peers, and colleagues
" Strong facilitation and training skills
" Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to express 
self clearly to both expert and more public audiences
" Proven ability to supervise and foster the professional development of 
support staff
" Strong planning, administrative, and organizational skills; ability to 
manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, work independently and within a 
team structure; tolerance for work under pressure
" A sense of humor, strong interpersonal skills, and flexible working style
" Proficiency with Windows-based word processing, spreadsheets, 
databases, email and the Internet.
" Ability to juggle many tasks at once
" A patient and pleasant telephone manner
" High energy level with a passionate commitment to womens empowerment 
and the mission of the Foundation
" Sense of humor and team spirit

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. The NYWF 
office has a professional, friendly, and supportive work environment.

HIRING POLICY: The New York Womens Foundation is an equal opportunity 
employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to 
race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, 
marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally 
protected status.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 14, 2003. Submit resume and cover 
letter by regular mail to:
M. Buhl
34 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010

Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No 
emails please.

October 22, 2003

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