Status: Full Time, exempt
Reports To: Executive Director
Location: US-Remote; Washington, DC area preferred
Deadline: September 16, 2021
About Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a fiscally-sponsored project of Tides, is a growing community of foundation professionals and other changemakers working to advance equity within and through philanthropy. EPIP's mission is to empower emerging leaders and elevate philanthropic practice to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. EPIP has established itself as a leading network for diverse early-and mid-career philanthropic professionals, particularly those who identify as people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ. EPIP's 14 member-led chapters span the country and provide peer-to-peer programs, networking opportunities, and support while serving as platforms for member leadership. National programs like the biannual conference and Philanthropology, coupled with local programming led by EPIP Chapters, connect members to additional support, knowledge, and opportunities.
EPIP envisions a world where people of all identities can live full and prosperous lives, supported by a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and effective philanthropic sector. As an anti-racist and inclusive organization, EPIP is committed to empowering staff to apply an equity lens to their work and champion social justice. EPIP is currently at a critical transition point of internal and external practice, process, and growth. This is an exciting time to influence culture and infrastructure while championing inclusion and equity within the philanthropic sector! To learn more about EPIP, visit https://www.epip.org.
About the Opportunity
EPIP is seeking a Chief of Staff to support EPIP's internal operations. In this role, you will provide strategic oversight, project management, and communication throughout the organization to support EPIP's continued growth, effectiveness, and impact over time. The Chief of Staff will work closely with the Executive Director, staff leadership, and the Board of Directors to manage executive communication and design systems, policies, and procedures supporting the organization. Additionally, the Chief of Staff will serve as a champion of organizational culture and staff learning.
The ideal candidate is a thought partner and synthesizer with an eye for intricate detail. They are ready to champion and guide EPIP's internal organizational culture and partner with the Executive Director to support EPIP's efforts. This position will require occasional travel (approximately 5%); however, employee travel is currently halted due to COVID-19 safety precautions until further notice.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Chief of Staff focuses on three primary areas: executive and board support, administrative coordination and project management, and internal operations and culture. In this capacity, this leader will streamline work, help to set internal strategic and operational priorities, and oversee culture-building initiatives across the organization.
Executive & Board Support
Administrative Coordination and Project Management
Internal Operations and Culture
About the Ideal Individual
Desired Qualifications and Experience
Compensation and Benefits
This position reports to the Executive Director and is a permanent, remote, exempt position that will be compensated in the $100,000 -$125,000 range. EPIP employees receive access to a variety of benefits, from comprehensive healthcare to a robust 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more, designed to support the health and well-being of our staff (e.g., home office, internet, and professional development stipends).
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to move around a space when hosting or attending EPIP events and travel via ground or air transportation several times a year. Due to COVID-19, all travel and in-person events have been postponed until further notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We strongly encourage women, people of color, bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. We encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a project of the Tides Center. The Tides Center is an equal opportunity employer.
EPIP has retained the services of McNeil Creative Enterprises (MCE) to assist with the recruiting process. To apply, please upload your resume and a one-page cover letter that responds to the following questions:
You can email questions about the position and EPIP to email@example.com.