Full Time Position (CA) - Full Circle Fund
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Are You an Entrepreneurial Social Sector Leader?
The Full Circle Fund is an alliance of emerging business leaders who
public problems through engaged philanthropy and public policy advocacy,
successfully engaging young professionals using a hands-on model for
We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic leader committed both to
working with Bay Area community leaders, as well as helping young
professionals to giving back to their communities. Full Circle has
demonstrated success engaging in public problem solving in our local
communities by challenging and enabling emerging business leaders to take
action through philanthropy and public policy.
Full Circle has budgeted for a staff of three and 60+ volunteers; the
organization manages $400,000 in donations annually. The role of the
Executive Director is to lead Full Circle through its next phase of
organizational growth. The person who fills this position will have a
significant opportunity to define the future of this exciting
About Full Circle Fund
Over the past three years, Full Circle Fund has been built by emerging
business leaders who were drawn to a comprehensive, results-oriented model
for addressing community problems. In seeking to understand the root
of social issues, we were forced to go beyond traditional approaches to
philanthropy and work with leaders across sectors to create innovative
solutions. Many people are too busy to think about philanthropy, let alone
analyze root causes of social issues. Some have wanted to give back but
not had a chance to do the necessary due diligence on organizations with
which they might want to get involved. Still others have had little
interaction with the organizations they do support. Finally, some lack
knowledge about community issues and the strategies being employed to
resolve the problem.
Armed with an understanding of social issues, Full Circle Members partner
with local organizations and pursue multiple strategies to solve public
problems. Our innovative non-profit partners in the Bay Area and New York
City receive funding and strategic support via a Members team whose skills
reflect needs of the grantee organization. This model ensures that
have both the financial and human capital they need to build successful
Full Circle Fund is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization. A local Board of
Directors guides Full Circle's work. The board's expertise is supplemented
by an Executive Advisory Board of experienced business professionals who
advise and support Full Circle in achieving its vision.
To become members, individuals must contribute between $5,000 and $25,000
the Full Circle Fund, agree to participate in grantmaking, and commit to
volunteering time to provide hands-on strategic support to grantees.
Membership is selective and is determined through an application process.
Full Circle desires Members who are entrepreneurial leaders in the
government, and public benefit sectors. Most Members are in their
late-twenties to early-forties; Mentor Members are mid-forties and up.
Executive Director Job Description
Location: The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
> >?Establish Full Circle Fund as a "thought-leader" in the emergingsectors
of engaged grant making (venture philanthropy), and donor-managed
> > Provide vision, leadership, motivation, inspiration and direction tothe
Board, staff, members, volunteers and donors of the organization.
> > Oversee strategic planning, and administration of programs, financialmanagement and public accountability, and analysis of operating results
> > Serve as the lead fund raiser for Full Circle Fund, responsibilitiesto
include developing fund raising strategy, creating fund raising materials,
and leading fund raising meetings and fund raising committee.
> > Develop and maintain key partnerships with staff, board, members,community organizations, corporations, and government agencies while
building the infrastructure of this 18-month old organization.
> > Recruit and manage a world-class operating team for this innovativefoundation.
> > Develop a positive, productive and fun work environment.create positive social change
> > Demonstrated entrepreneurial aptitude and skills, with a commitment to
> > Exceptional leadership: 10+ years management experience with at least3
years in a senior management role in a well-managed organization
> > Significant fund raising experience: ability to raise $1M+ per yearusing a variety of methods (major donor cultivation, grant writing, event
> > Strong administrative skills: financial management of a nonprofitorganization and ability to build and maintain company
> > Involvement with a not-for-profit organization as a senior manager orin
a Board leadership role.
> > Excellent communication and presentation skillssectors with personal contacts in the leadership of those areas
> > Good knowledge of the Bay Area business, political and non-profit
> > Masters degree preferredSalary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Until filled.
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Ruthanne Feinberg,
Full Circle Fund is an equal opportunity employer.