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Director of Strategic Programs & Administration

Company: The Southeastern Council of Foundations
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

The Winer Family Foundation (https://www.wffcharlotte.org), headquartered in Charlotte, NC, was established to address social inequities confronting children in Charlotte and the surrounding area. The Foundation, which has a special emphasis on early childhood development from prenatal to five, identifies problems, convenes experts, proposes innovative solutions and helps fund pilot programs to test creative approaches. Current projects include the Charlotte Resilience Project, investment in a statewide NC home visiting system, and co-leading the NC Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. Description

The Winer Family Foundation

Over 45% of North Carolina's children live in poverty and so it is with a sense of urgency that we work to ensure all children born in the Carolinas have an opportunity to thrive.

The Winer Family Foundation (https://www.wffcharlotte.org), headquartered in Charlotte, NC, was established to address social inequities confronting children in Charlotte and the surrounding area. The Foundation, which has a special emphasis on early childhood development from prenatal to five, identifies problems, convenes experts, proposes innovative solutions and helps fund pilot programs to test creative approaches. Current projects include the Charlotte Resilience Project, investment in a statewide NC home visiting system, and co-leading the NC Early Childhood Funders Collaborative.

The Foundation is chaired by Elizabeth Star Winer who has a background in maternal and child health, and a history of creating coalitions to bring about systemic change. Brad Winer, with a background in investment banking, brings strong knowledge of leveraging financial investment to create social change.

What the Job Looks Like

The Director of Strategic Programs and Administration will provide strategic counsel and assistance to the Board Chair in her role as a primary public voice of WFF's goals, interests, and values in North Carolina and beyond. He or she must have passion for social justice and the initiative to develop ideas and recommendations for the Board based on research, environmental knowledge and evidence. He or she will:

+ Use expertise and analytical skills to assist the Board Chair in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that align with the foundation's mission, vision, values, and goals.

+ Build a knowledge base of important issues and stakeholders at a regional, state and national levels to help the Board identify crucial areas within the strategic focus area. Occasional statewide or national travel with the Board Chair will be required.

+ Provide research, data analysis, and benchmarking on issues and organizations relevant to the foundation's strategy.

+ Represent foundation interests on committees, task forces, boards and collaboratives at the request of the Board Chair.

+ Oversee the grantmaking process from the pre-application to post-award phases to ensure operational effectiveness.

+ Develop and implement operational systems and processes to streamline foundation operations.

+ Support internal and external communication efforts which include website and social media management, identifying appropriate speaking opportunities, drafting speeches and meeting preparation.

+ Provide day to day operational support to the Board including managing schedules, meeting preparation and follow up.

Important Qualifications

+ Bachelor's degree required.

+ Minimum of 3-7 years' experience in policy and advocacy, education, public health, or business management. Prior experience in child and family service sectors and/or philanthropy is a plus.

+ Experience and aptitude for working on behalf of communities that have been marginalized.

+ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

+ Strong analytical, research and strategic thinking skills.

+ Proven expertise in managing administrative and logistical details.

+ Results-oriented approach to working with humility and a proven commitment to equity in early childhood development.

Job ID

149

Job Title

Director of Strategic Programs & Administration

Start Date

10/12/2020

Application Deadline

10/10/2020

Salary Range

no minimum salary specified - no maximum salary specified

Min. Education

Bachelor's Degree

Job Type

Grants Management

Job Location

Charlotte, NC

Website

wffcharlotte.org

Contact Information

Name

Elizabeth Star Winer

Email

elizabethstarwiner@gmail.com

Best Method of Contact

EMAIL The Foundation is chaired by Elizabeth Star Winer who has a background in maternal and child health, and a history of creating coalitions to bring about systemic change. Brad Winer, with a background in investment banking, brings strong knowledge of leveraging financial investment to create social change., + Bachelor's degree required.

+ Minimum of 3-7 years' experience in policy and advocacy, education, public health, or business management. Prior experience in child and family service sectors and/or philanthropy is a plus.

+ Experience and aptitude for working on behalf of communities that have been marginalized.

+ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

+ Strong analytical, research and strategic thinking skills.

+ Proven expertise in managing administrative and logistical details.

+ Results-oriented approach to working with humility and a proven commitment to equity in early childhood development. Name

Elizabeth Star Winer

Email

elizabethstarwiner@gmail.com

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