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Director of Communications, Open Road Alliance

Silicon Valley Community Foundation supporting organization Open Road Alliance is seeking a Director of Communications. We are looking for a dynamic and driven leader to manage, direct, and implement marketing and communications activities across the organization. The hired candidate will be a ‘get it done’ leader who enjoys both thinking big and working small, turning strategy and ideas into real-life accomplishments....Read full description

value: Community Engagement Specialist value: value: <div><b>OVERVIEW </b></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Destination: Home, a supporting organization of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, is a public-private partnership serving as the backbone organization for collective impact strategies to end and prevent homelessness in Santa Clara County. Destination: Home drives and aligns resources to create permanent housing and sustainable support systems. The organization is improving how systems work together to end homelessness and protect individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Housing Ready Communities initiative brings together neighbors, community groups, faith communities, nonprofit organizations, housing developers and government to increase public education and support new supportive housing and extremely-low income affordable housing throughout Santa Clara County. </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>THE POSITION</b></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Reporting to the Housing Ready Communities initiative manager, the Community Engagement Associate will support implementation of Destination: Home public outreach and civic engagement activities, including the Housing Ready Communities initiative. The position will be based in the Destination: Home office in San Jose. Core responsibilities include:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Increase activation and growth of the Housing Ready Communities Action Network</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Implement public- and partner-facing communications campaigns to increase understanding of and involvement in proven strategies to prevent and end homelessness</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Establish and maintain relationships with neighborhood leaders, community-based organizations, homelessness service providers, supportive housing developers, allied organizations, and elected officials and government staff throughout Santa Clara County</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Build and maintain relationship management process and system for Housing Ready Communities advocates, volunteers, partners and other stakeholders</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Recruit and manage volunteers; support implementation of volunteer action plans</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Create and deliver public presentations and facilitate discussion at community meetings</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Organize tours of affordable and supportive housing developments for the community</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Assist development and delivery of Housing Ready Communities Neighborhood Ambassador leadership and advocacy training workshops</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Support implementation of initiative workplans, systems and processes</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Answer, triage, and route incoming inquiries related to community engagement</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Draft blog posts, community engagement case studies, newsletters and social media</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Track and report on initiative impact metrics</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Coordinate and prepare materials for meetings and workshops</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Additional duties as requested</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Minimum of one year of community engagement or volunteer management experience</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Minimum of one year of experience in a nonprofit setting, including familiarity with collaborative partnerships and coalition building</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, including development of effective PowerPoint and Google Slides presentations</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Experience mobilizing groups to meet goals</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, including proficiency with graphic design and social media tools</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Exceptional public speaking skills and experience giving public presentations</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>High degree of independence, initiative, diplomacy, integrity, and accountability</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Commitment to ending homelessness and serving our most vulnerable residents</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Ability to think creatively to accomplish work and organization mission </div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Willingness to travel throughout Santa Clara County</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Positive attitude and excellent people skills</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>REQUIREMENTS</b></div><div><b>&nbsp;</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt">●</span><span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Availability to work evenings and weekends</div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt">●</span><span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Reliable transportation</div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt">●</span><span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Valid California driver's license (driving is an essential function of the position)</div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt">●</span><span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Proof of automobile insurance coverage</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>DESIRED SKILLS</b></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Awareness of public policy affecting affordable and supportive housing at local and state levels</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Experience working in partnership with people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Familiarity with affordable housing development, neighborhood concerns, supportive housing and supportive services</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Effective communication about supportive housing and the Housing First approach</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Experience facilitating small group discussions</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Ability to remain calm in challenging public settings</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Experience recording, writing and editing effective first-person narratives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Experience developing infographics, creating custom Google Maps, photographing events, and managing social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Experience using MailChimp, Wordpress, Canva, Google Analytics, Asana and Adobe Creative Suite</div><div>●<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Bilingual (spoken and written) in English and Spanish or English and Vietnamese</div> value:
value: DIRECTOR OF PLANNED GIVING value: value: <div><b>JOB SUMMARY</b></div><div>Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Fundraising and Business Development, the Director of Planned Giving is responsible for developing and executing Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s planned giving strategies. The Director will also be responsible for promoting and advancing the Development Department’s goals more broadly while collaborating with other members of the development team and other groups in the organization.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>RESPONSIBILITIES</b></div><div><b>&nbsp;</b></div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Create and execute a strategy for promoting new planned gifts and stewarding existing planned giving donors.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Field inbound planned giving inquiries, including inquiries from existing donors who wish to incorporate their estates into philanthropic planning, employing legal counsel and other outside experts as needed.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Oversee and manage current planned gift portfolio comprising charitable gift annuities and bequest gifts, which include charitable remainder trusts, designated intentions, and other estates, wills and trusts. This includes outreach to current donors and coordination with an outside third-party administrator.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Lead stewardship of SVCF’s Legacy Society, including coordination of an annual event.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Develop and execute planned giving services for nonprofit organizations that are current life income gift partners, with a focus on organizations that partner with SVCF on charitable gift annuities. In collaboration with the Community Impact team, create and execute a plan to promote SVCF’s CGA offerings to local nonprofit organizations and to steward current nonprofit CGA partners.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Working closely with other members of the Development team, plan events to engage the professional advisor community. In coordination with Stanford University’s office of planned giving, coordinate the annual Conference on Charitable Giving.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Attend and participate in meetings with professional advisors, industry conferences, events and networks as assigned to establish significant visibility for SVCF and its capacity to accept and administer planned gifts. Speak and present at various conferences as appropriate.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Provide staff training on planned giving services and serve as a resource for best practices around soliciting additional gifts, outright or planned, to SVCF’s endowment.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Working closely with the Finance &amp; Administration team, oversee all planned giving administration, including the preparation, review and submission of quarterly and annual CGA filings to the California Department of Insurance.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Coordinate all activities related to the termination of planned gifts also in coordination with an outside third-party administrator.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Working closely with the Finance &amp; Administration team, oversee all vendor relationships that support the planned giving program and identify opportunities to further leverage these partnerships in support of future solicitation and cultivation efforts.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Manage the planned giving associate who is responsible for supporting all activities related to the analysis, planning, execution, control and evaluation of bequest and life income gifts.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Other duties as assigned.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b></div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or JD preferred.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>7+ years demonstrated experience in fundraising and planned giving for community-based organizations, universities or foundations or equivalent relevant experience within a legal or financial firm.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Understanding of planned giving vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Understanding of estate planning law is a plus.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Demonstrated success in acquiring, developing and retaining donor or client relationships resulting in significant support for an organization.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Familiarity with tax matters and other legal requirements related to fundraising. Demonstrated effort to maintain and grow knowledge in these areas.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Ability to work independently and as part of a team.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Unwavering commitment to customer service and experience providing prompt, professional responses to all inquiries.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Excellent people and project management skills, with ability to work with diverse groups and on multiple projects simultaneously.</div><div>·<span style="font-size: 7pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Flexibility and comfort with ambiguity, as SVCF is in the midst of a strategic planning process that may alter its approach to planned giving, fundraising generally and community engagement.</div> value:
value: Donor Services Associate - Grants value: value: <div><b style="font-size: 10pt">JOB SUMMARY</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking a skilled individual to join a focused team providing oversight for the community foundation’s grants, ensuring accuracy and compliance with state and federal regulations and organization policies. This team, within the philanthropic services division, is responsible for the integrity of each transaction, verifying grantee information, entering data and preparing grant award letters. </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Reporting to the donor services officer, the donor services associate - grants is responsible for enabling a world-class donor experience through timely grant processing, ensuring grant compliance and accuracy and providing exceptional customer service for colleagues and grantees.</span></div><div><br></div><div><b style="font-size: 10pt">ABOUT SILICON VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.&nbsp; As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here.&nbsp; Learn more at </span><a href="" class="postings-link"><span style="font-size: 10pt"></span></a><span style="font-size: 10pt">.&nbsp;</span></div> value:
value: Initiatives Associate with Destination: Home value: value: <div><b style="font-size: 10pt">COMPANY OVERVIEW</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Destination: Home, a 501(c)3 supporting organization of Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a public-private partnership serving as the backbone organization for collective impact strategies to end homelessness in Santa Clara County. Destination: Home drives and aligns resources to create permanent housing and sustainable support systems built for the long term. The organization is improving how systems work together to end homelessness, as well as protect individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless.</span></div><div><b style="font-size: 10pt">JOB SUMMARY</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Initiatives Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of Destination: Home’s Strategic Initiatives that increase racial and socio-economic equity and justice for vulnerable people, ensuring that the perspectives of those we serve become an integral part of the way systems are designed and services are delivered.</span></div> value:
value: San Mateo Conference Center Coordinator value: value: <div><b style="font-size: 10pt">JOB SUMMARY</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Reporting to the Office and People Operations Manager, this individual is responsible for coordinating incoming telephone calls, guest reception, and scheduling requests for use of conference rooms along with overall facilities support for employees working out of this location.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">The Conference Center is currently undergoing renovation where our meeting room space and employee work area will be integrated together. The hours for this position are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">We are looking to hire someone mid to late November so that we can have them cross train in Mountain View for a couple of weeks before starting in our San Mateo location in mid-December.</span></div><div><b style="font-size: 10pt">RESPONSIBILITIES</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Manage incoming calls and ensure a high level of engagement with organizations seeking to use our facilities for meetings and conferences.&nbsp; </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Collaborate with the internal staff and external guests in response to requests for use of conference rooms and scheduling of events.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Coordinate all conference room reservations making sure that Conference Room Agreements and Certificate of Insurance have been completed and are in place.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Coordinate and assist as necessary conference room setups and break downs for internal meetings. </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Assist guests with an overview on the use of the AV equipment in each of the two conference rooms.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Work with the building engineer and management on facilities requests; coordinate facilities requests through the help desk ticketing system. </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Order kitchen/office supplies and beverages as needed.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Keep accurate inventory of supplies needed for various events along with keeping the kitchen well stocked for our employees.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Maintain daily spread sheet of conference room usage, prepare invoices, keep insurance documents and conference room check list updated.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Review evacuation procedures with all new staff working out of this location.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Keep facility neat, clean and free of clutter.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment prior to submitting request to Accounts Receivable Department.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Arrange the availability of Audio-Visual equipment, transportation/ deliveries, displays and other event needs.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Track event key performance areas, group activities and identify issues to work on for future events and conference room considerations.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Use Corodata System to manage inventory boxes of grants, donor advised funds, scholarships and corporate advised funds files that go offsite for storage. </span></div><div><b style="font-size: 10pt">QUALIFICATIONS</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">High school diploma or equivalent.&nbsp; </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Excellent customer service skills as you will be the first point of contact for our San Mateo Conference Center.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Outstanding phone skills and experience with Cisco phone Systems a plus.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Strong people and communication skills (oral and written), ability to apply these skills with internal staff and external guests of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Punctual, able to work with minimum supervision. </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Competent on PC software (Microsoft Office Suite). </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Excellent organizational skills.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Great attention to detail along with great follow-up and follow through.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Able to work overtime when needed.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Ability to approach situations and challenges in a professional manner.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Demonstrated team player, with the ability to work in diverse groups.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Able to lift up to 20 pounds. Lifting, bending, pushing, stretching, climbing on stool/ladder and moving boxes are involved.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Ability to </span><i><span style="font-size: 10pt">safely</span></i><span style="font-size: 10pt"> push or pull conference tables, chairs and other conference room furniture up to 100 pounds.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">Problem-Solving Skills: Inevitably, some issues will occur in any event. Must be able to quickly solve the issue with sound, professional judgement and notify management.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt">&nbsp;</span></div> value: