Employment Opportunities

Organization: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in the philanthropic sector, serving as a resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.

The Roundtable is undergoing an exciting period of change. In 2019, the board of directors approved a new strategic plan that outlines an ambitious vision to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society.  A new President and CEO took the helm on June 1, 2020 and is leading the organization toward its five-year goal: to be recognized, among individual donors as well as foundations, as the leading champion of philanthropic freedom, and more widely known and utilized as a trusted resource for philanthropists seeking to advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.

With this goal in mind, the organization is building a group of experienced program directors, program officers, and program associates to provide due diligence assessments and landscape analysis as well as support donor collaborations for those who align with and explicitly support the Roundtable’s guiding principles. This role will help lead the team that provides the information necessary for donors to make the best investment decisions when allocating their philanthropic dollars. This is an exciting opportunity to inform the work of multiple donors and foundations.

Since 1991, The Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable is the leading organization in the United States focused on promoting and defending the power of private giving and the means to create wealth to make charitable giving possible 

  • Job Summary: Programs Directors/ Officers are part of a dynamic team committed to supporting a robust movement of donors who share our principles and want to invest their philanthropy in strengthening a free society. The ideal candidate has knowledge (or relevant transferable experience) in grant-making and philanthropy in giving areas where liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility are core values. The idea candidate will be a strategic, self-starter who is passionate about the mission of the Roundtable, who brings knowledge and expertise in one of the following areas: America’s founding principles, pathways to opportunity or supporting strong communities. The Programs Directors/ Officers report to the Senior Director of Programs.
  • Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Develop knowledge and complete high quality due diligence of organizations by engaging with these organizations and their programming, keeping abreast of current news and events, monitoring the latest research, activities, and trends in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector with respect.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with experts, thought leaders, and nonprofit executives as assigned.
    • Under the editorial guidance of senior staff, produce or oversee the commission of written content, research, and analysis to help share examples of philanthropic excellence through a wide variety of channels including white papers, briefings, blogs, videos, webinars, interviews, and digital items for social media
    • Support the content elements for large- and small-scale donor convenings events
    • Help meet the needs of Roundtable donors looking for advice and support in making well-informed investment philanthropic decisions in line with the Roundtable’s giving principles, the donor’s intent, and our shared values
    • Support the collaborative efforts of working groups for donors committed to transforming a specific sector
  • Requirements:
    • A minimum of 5 years total work experience, including at least 3 years of grant-making experience (for Program Director) or 1 year (for Program Officer) grant-making experience OR relevant management experience in one or more of these subject matter areas: education, civics education, poverty, criminal justice reform, economic freedom, Constitutional rights, foreign policy, or other areas relevant to advancing liberty, opportunity, or personal responsibility
    • Demonstrable experience in producing excellent written and digital content and a developed ability to deftly communicate information to those outside your field
    • Existing relationships with experts and leaders working that can be leveraged to expand the Roundtable programming and network
    • Versatility to be both a self-starter who takes initiative while also being highly collaborative, energetic, and supportive team member
    • Possess strong analytic, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • Able to complete high-quality projects, juggle multiple projects at once, and consistently meet deadlines with enthusiasm and professionalism
    • High standard of integrity and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
    • Endorses and is motived by the guiding principles, mission, and vision of the Roundtable
    • Passionate about philanthropy and its role in strengthening a free society
    • Graduate degree in public policy, business, or other relevant subject area preferred, but not required

Travel: Up to 10 percent of time. All travel will be domestic.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter, which should detail your philosophical interest in the mission of The Philanthropy Roundtable and your salary requirements
  • Résumé

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/ 

Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: claire@talentmarket.org.

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

Reports to: Vice President of Conferences and Events

Location: Downtown Washington, D.C

About the Philanthropy Roundtable: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in the philanthropic sector, serving as a resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its vision is to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. To achieve this vision, the organization pursues a mission to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom and help donors advance liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.

With this goal in mind, the organization is building a first-in-class conference and events team to expand the Roundtable’s convening capacity to developing and executing high quality, bespoke events for the organization’s community. This team is working toward the exciting vision set out in the Roundtable’s strategic plan and being led by a dynamic president & CEO.

Since 1991, the Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable is the leading organization in the United States focused on promoting and defending the power of private giving and the means to create wealth to make charitable giving possible.

Job Summary: Reporting to the vice president of Conferences and Events, the events coordinator is a junior position and will play an instrumental role in supporting the elevated gatherings of the organization. The Roundtable currently hosts a wide array of events from intimate working groups to a 400-person annual meeting. As outlined in our strategic plan, the organization will increase the number, type and quality of its meetings as it engages new audiences, especially wealth creators and donors giving as individuals.

The events coordinator is responsible for drafting event collateral and content, managing the registration process for events and assisting and initiating a variety of projects for myriad events of varying size. The events coordinator should have an interest and experience in event management, planning, strategy, systems, logistics, experience providing outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, enter data with speed and accuracy, meet deadlines with little supervision and be willing to travel to meeting locations.

Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the coordination of the planning and execution of all gatherings including, but not limited to the annual meeting, educational conferences, donor site visits, working group meetings, salon dinners and donor retreats

  • Draft and send out logistical e-mails in advance of events, including run of shows and best practices

  • Initiate new projects, as appropriate

  • Build website platforms to facilitate online registrations

  • Collaborate with all teams across the organization to engage them in successfully executing best-in-class events

  • Coordinate speaker and entertainment invitations and logistics

  • Support development staff efforts including relationship building, donor engagement and fund-raising activities for event sponsorships

  • Manage the registration process for in-person and virtual events, which includes updating the CRM database on a daily basis and creating and monitoring events in eShow.

  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts to promote events and recruit new attendees

  • Drafting and sending out logistical e-mails in advance of events, including run of shows and best practices

  • Compile and print event collateral and program materials in coordination with the events team to produce sophisticated and informative materials for event attendees

  • Build website platforms to facilitate online registrations

  • Serve as a liaison for event speakers, providing each speaker with vital logistical information in advance of the event and processing reimbursements after each event

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the vice president of conferences and events

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree

  • Two to three years’ experience planning events, including both in-person events and virtual gatherings

  • Endorses and is motivated by the guiding principles, mission and vision of the Roundtable

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be forward-looking, creative, proactive and efficient

  • Highly organized with an ability to manage the details of multiple projects and the necessary time management skills to consistently meet deadlines

  • Customer-service attitude suited to working with highly successful business leaders and philanthropists

  • Exhibit characteristics of cheerfulness, confidence and professionalism

  • Strong computer skills and demonstrable proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Publisher. Must have experience with Excel fields and data merges

  • Must have experience with customer relationship management databases (Salesforce), e- mail marketing programs and online survey platforms

  • Versatility to be both a self-starter who takes initiative and a collaborative team player with strong interpersonal skills focused on achieving results

  • High standard of honesty and strong ethical standards

Travel: Position will travel domestically three to four weeks per year.

Application Process: To apply please send cover letter, including your interest in the Roundtable’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and your salary requirement, along with your resume to Suzi Marchena at smarchena@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org.

Reports to: Vice President of Conferences and Events

Location: Downtown Washington, D.C

About the Philanthropy Roundtable: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in the philanthropic sector, serving as a resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its vision is to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. To achieve this vision, the organization pursues a mission to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom and help donors advance liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.

With this goal in mind, the organization is building a first-in-class conference and events team to expand the Roundtable’s convening capacity to developing and executing high quality, bespoke events for the organization’s donor community. This team is working toward the exciting vision set out in the Roundtable’s strategic plan and being led by a dynamic president & CEO. 

Since 1991, the Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable is the leading organization in the United States focused on promoting and defending the power of private giving and the means to create wealth to make charitable giving possible.

Job Summary: Reporting to the vice president of Conferences and Events, the events assistant is an entry-level position and will play an instrumental role in supporting the elevated gatherings of the organization. The Roundtable currently hosts a wide array of events from intimate working groups to a 400-person annual meeting. As outlined in our strategic plan, the organization will increase the number, type and quality of its meetings as it engages new audiences, especially wealth creators and donors giving as individuals.

The events assistant is responsible for drafting event collateral and content, managing the registration process for events and assisting and initiating a variety of projects for myriad events of varying size. The events assistant should have an interest in event management, planning, strategy, systems, logistics, experience providing outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, enter data with speed and accuracy, meet deadlines with little supervision and be willing to travel to meeting locations. 

Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the coordination of the planning and execution of all gatherings including, but not limited to the annual meeting, educational conferences, donor site visits, working group meetings, salon dinners and donor retreats

  • Draft and send out logistical e-mails in advance of events including run of shows and best practices

  • Build website platforms to facilitate online registrations

  • Collaborate with all teams across the organization to engage them in successfully executing best-in-class events

  • Coordinate speaker and entertainment invitations and logistics

  • Serve as a liaison for event speakers, providing each speaker with vital logistical information in advance of the event and processing reimbursements after each event. Support development staff efforts including relationship building, donor engagement and fund-raising activities for event sponsorships

  • Manage the registration process for in-person and virtual events, which includes updating the CRM database daily and creating and monitoring events in eShow.

  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts to promote events and recruit new attendees

  • Draft and send out logistical e-mails in advance of events, including run of shows and best practices

  • Compile and print event collateral and program materials in coordination with the events team to produce sophisticated and informative materials for event attendees. Build website platforms to facilitate online registrations

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the vice president of conferences and events

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree

  • Up to one year work experience

  • Endorses and is motivated by the guiding principles, mission and vision of the Roundtable

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be forward-looking, creative, proactive and efficient

  • Highly organized with an ability to manage the details of multiple projects and the necessary time management skills to consistently meet deadlines

  • Customer-service attitude suited to working with highly successful business leaders and philanthropists

  • Exhibit characteristics of cheerfulness, confidence and professionalism

  • Strong computer skills and demonstrable proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Publisher. Experience with Excel fields and data merges preferred or an aptitude to quickly learn these skills

  • Experience with customer relationship management databases (Salesforce), e-mail marketing programs and online survey platforms preferred or an aptitude to quickly learn these skills

  • Versatility to be both a self-starter who takes initiative and a collaborative team player with strong interpersonal skills focused on achieving results

  • High standard of honesty and strong ethical standards

Travel: Position will travel domestically three to four weeks per year.

Application Process: To apply please send cover letter, including your interest in the Roundtable’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and your salary requirement, along with your resume to Suzi Marchena at smarchena@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org

Reports to: Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Location: Downtown Washington, D.C.

About The Philanthropy Roundtable: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in the philanthropic sector, serving as resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility. 

With this goal in mind, the organization is building a world-class storytelling team that will shift how society views philanthropy and capitalism.

Since 1991, The Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize their resources’ impact, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable is the leading organization in the United States focused on promoting and defending the power of private giving and the means to create wealth to make charitable giving possible.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing & Communications the Director of Creative Services leads all aspects of design and production for the organization’s content and serves as a steward of the Roundtable’s visual brand.

The organization is in the midst of exciting changes including building a new website, an organizational rebrand, the celebration of its 30th anniversary, the printing of the final issue of Philanthropy magazine, and the creation of new digital products such as podcasts, videos, and innovative online resources that serve our community of supporters.

The Director of Creative Services will be an important voice in these changes and will help create interesting and compelling visuals, especially across the Roundtable’s digital platforms, which complement the purpose and storyline of both existing and new content with the goal of elevating engagement with the organization’s content and its perception and reputation among the target audience.

The Director will also play an important role in managing the design process, production, and workflow of the creative services team within the MarCom department. This includes supervising the Creative Services Manager, various outside vendors, and collaborating with teams across the organization on their projects and needs.

Top candidates will be based in the Washington, D.C. area; we will also consider exceptional candidates based in other locations for remote employment.

Job Duties: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, in partnership with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, all business affairs related to design production and workflow needs

  • Steward the organization’s visual brand across all products and ensure all items align with and reinforce the brand standards

  • Develop sub-branding for events, projects, or digital communications, including logos and brand guidelines

  • Create interesting and compelling graphics for the digital projects, including both web and social media

  • Build, in conjunction with MarCom colleagues, components of the Roundtable website such as landing pages, forms, layouts, or visual components

  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization to create products for digital and print that are visually stunning and reinforce the vision, mission, principles, and strategic objectives of the organization

  • Supervise and mentor the Creative Services Manager and coordinate workflow and responsibilities

  • Orchestrate the creation, editing, and production of video and film, printed materials, and other items developed by the Creatives Services team within the MarCom department

  • Oversee relationships with vendors, including but not limited to printers, mail houses, outside designers, and/or illustrators with a focus on quality, brand consistency, and economic efficiencies

Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of graphic design experience, with an emphasis in your portfolio on digital design optimized for the web and social media.

  • Expert mastery of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, AfterEffects, Adobe XD, and PremierePro

  • Well versed in HTML/CSS, with experience in WordPress highly preferred

  • Demonstrable experience managing a design team, including other graphic designers, workflows, and vendors

  • Experience with video, film, and motion graphics a plus

  • Must endorse and be comfortable working on projects tied directly to the guiding principles, mission, and vision of the Roundtable and its current strategic plan

  • Highly organized with an ability to manage the details of multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to collaborate easily with multiple staff members to complete projects

  • Ability to work independently and complete work without errors or sloppiness

  • High energy, a willingness to work hard, and an innate desire to produce superior work

  • High standard of honesty and strong ethical standards

Travel: Less than 5 percent of the time. All travel will be domestic.

Application Process: To apply please send cover letter, including your interest in the Roundtable’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and your salary requirement, along with your resume and a link to your portfolio, to Suzi Marchena at smarchena@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org

Reports to: Director of Communications
Location: Downtown Washington, D.C

About The Philanthropy Roundtable: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in  the philanthropic sector, serving as a resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its vision is to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. To achieve  this vision, the organization pursues a mission to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility. 

With this goal in mind, the organization is building a world-class storytelling team that will shift how society views philanthropy and capitalism.

Since 1991, The Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable is the leading organization in the United States focused on promoting and defending the power of private giving and the means to create wealth to make charitable giving possible.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Manager will play an important role in helping the Roundtable generate interesting and relevant content and promotional material for the organization’s website, social media channels, media outreach, and other marketing purposes. This role will work with the director to develop and execute media strategies to advance the Roundtable’s strategic goals and priorities as well as to assist the team with strategic planning and measuring performance.

An ideal candidate will be a gifted editor and proofreader with an uncanny ability to spot errors and ensure that items produced by the organization are 100 percent accurate and error-free. In addition to editing and proofreading content, you will manage the content pipeline for the organization’s blog and draft a variety of written materials such as press releases.

In addition, you will work with the Director of Communications to build and maintain relationships with local and national reporters with the goal of raising the profile and awareness of the organization.

Finally, this role will ensure the communications team is highly organized and collaborating with teams across the organization by managing the editorial calendar, tracking and reporting on media placements, and serving as a project manager for marketing and communications plans and efforts as needed.

Job Duties: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Roundtable’s blog—producing and soliciting fresh, relevant, and interesting stories that draw on the news of the day and appeal to the Roundtable’s target audiences.

  • Serve as an editor and writer for marketing and communications products, ensuring all written pieces are clear, concise, and free of errors. This includes but is not limited to press releases, blog posts, content for social media, and the organization’s website as well as other materials.

  • Manage the workflow for communications, including tracking the production of content and overseeing the editorial calendar.

  • Track media placements and provide regular reports on the outcomes and impact of the team’s media strategies, pitches, placements, and other outreach efforts.

  • Monitor news of the day, specifically as it relates to the philanthropic sector. Identify and develop relationships with key reporters, pitch stories, and respond to daily media inquiries. Build, organize, and manage the team’s media lists.

  • Assist with other marketing and communications projects as needed, including updating the website, creating event or policy-oriented materials, managing social media content, or working on other marketing and promotional materials.

Requirements:

  • At least three years of professional marketing or communications, experience especially working with members of the press

  • Endorses and is motivated by the Roundtable’s guiding principles, mission, and vision

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, specifically in editing and proofreading

  • Highly organized with an ability to manage the details of multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • A broad understanding of and interest in the media landscape and the ability to identify news trends and opportunities

  • Strong understanding of social media and its contribution to and influence in public debates

  • Experience pitching and booking media stories and managing press relationships

  • Versatility to be both a self-starter and a collaborative team player focused on achieving results

  • High energy, a willingness to work hard, and an innate desire to produce superior work

  • Creative and quick thinking; shows grace under pressure

  • High standard of honesty and strong sense of ethics

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field such as communications, journalism, or marketing

  • Strong computer skills including excellent command of MS Office, Outlook, and Teams; experience

    with a media database & tracking software; basic command of HTML/CSS and WordPress

  • Experience with a CRM database, such as Salesforce or Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus

Travel: Less than 5 percent of the time. All travel will be domestic.

Application Process: To apply please send cover letter, including your interest in the Roundtable’s vision, mission, and guiding principles, along with your salary requirement, your resume, and two writing samples to Suzi Marchena at smarchena@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org