Senior Manager, Donor & Trustee Programs

Northern California Grantmakers
Remote (TBD)
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Senior Manager, Donor & Trustee Programs

Position: Full Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $91,000-$111,000

Reports to: Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Donor & Trustee Programs to conduct outreach to the NCG and regional target audience; facilitate the educational journey of participating philanthropists; build and manage partnerships with allied regional institutions; cultivate networks focused on sharpening an inclusive philanthropic practice and connect interested philanthropies and networks to opportunities to advance systemic change within the region.

This Senior Manager works in close partnership with the President/CEO, Vice President for Membership, and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. This position reports to the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. The Senior Manager, Donor & Trustee Programs will support NCG’s leadership to amplify the key messages and best practices outlined in NCG’s November 2021 report Get it Right: Five Shifts Philanthropy Must Make Toward an Equitable Region (

Specifically, this dynamic individual will manage a new program funded by the Packard Foundation to: (1) coordinate NCG’s relationships and partnerships with foundation CEOs, board members, trustees, and donors seeking to implement the 5 Shifts; and (2) build their knowledge and commitment to a philanthropic sector centered on racial equity and justice, community leadership, and bold, generous investment at scale.

Essential Job Functions

Overall management of 5 Shifts Grantmaker relations and services
Community outreach and management
Develop internal and external advisory support
Knowledge sharing
Program management (35%) with a focus on strategic planning for long term outcomes
Create and manage program strategy
Develop advisory council
Educational programming
Build 5 Shifts partner network
Project manage 5 Shifts fundraising
Drive donor engagement


Strategic: Ability to collect, review, synthesize, and present information and findings and project trajectory.
Values-based: Commitment to systemic change and social justice. Demonstrated knowledge of racial equity, as well as Northern CA region’s salient economic, and social, or environmental justice issues.
Relational: Ability to cultivate and maintain complex relationships with colleagues and members.
Inclusive: Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work with diverse people and in diverse groups.
Adaptable: Ability to change course and support the successful completion of projects.
Joyful, Enthusiastic and Optimistic: Has an overall positive outlook on life; brings joy, humor, and positivity in the face of challenges.
Attention to Detail: Ability to prioritize amid competing demands, respond effectively to time sensitive, emergent opportunities, self-initiate, and multi-task to ensure high quality of delivery on projects.
Results-oriented: The ability to organize, prioritize, and manage complex, multidimensional and the commitment and ability to meet work goals in a timely manner.
Emotionally intelligent: Is self-aware and reflective, and able to read and respond appropriately to the energy in a room.
Resourceful: Finds alternative solutions to overcome problems or limitations.

Relevant Experience Required:

Minimum 5 years of experience in philanthropy, donor advising, non-profit management or transferable experience.
Proven success in leading strategic initiatives and developing/executing successful plans to strategic goals.
Minimum three years of experience of operationalizing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion and frameworks in an organization.
Proven ability to work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally and diverse people and communities.
Experience and comfort with facilitation, public speaking, and relationship management.
Technical acumen: Salesforce, Drupal, Microsoft Suite, Adobe, and social media; technical and a natural curiosity to find solutions through data driven results.
Experience and willingness to translate mistakes into lessons learned.
BA or BS degree or equivalent life experience.
Must be local to the Bay Area to work in the NCG office in San Francisco when in-person work resumes.
Ability to travel throughout the region i.e., the 48 counties north of the SLO/Kern/San Bernardino line (the majority of NCG members are in the 12-county Bay Area/Central Valley).

About NCG

Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) brings people in the field of philanthropy together to shift resources and power to the hands of people who are making positive change in our communities. We are seeking someone to join our team as we enhance the effectiveness of philanthropy and the ties with its many stakeholders, nudging and enticing institutions toward racial equity, social change, and outstanding practices.

Learn more about NCG at

Workplace Environment

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are baked into everything we do, and we encourage applicants of diverse race, ethnic culture, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities to bring your lived experiences along with your professional selves.

Application Process

For qualified local applicants, complete the application via LinkedIn and NCG will reach out to you with the next steps in the application process.