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Opening: Senior Director, Programs

Publication date: 
October, 2022
Position: Senior Director of Programs
Organization: National Center for Family Philanthropy
Location: Remote

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) invites nominations and applications for a Senior Director of Programs. In partnership with visionary philanthropic families, NCFP activates and equips a diverse community of philanthropic families to embrace a bold vision and realize their greatest potential. Over the last two and a half years, NCFP has refreshed its strategic direction to support families to be more intentional, effective, and values-based in their philanthropy. NCFP is in the second year of implementing a new internal staffing structure and shifting operations to support implementation of its strategic plan. As part of this shift, the new Senior Director, Programs will contribute to the organization strategy to create and oversee program strategies that furthers NCFP’s mission. Reporting to NCFP’s Chief Impact Officer (CIO), the Senior Director is responsible for working with the CIO and program team to develop program strategy, design programs and implement them, and will manage program team staff. They will help create a culture of trust and accountability, transparent communication, and continuous improvement. The Senior Director will bridge the various functions of the organization, ensuring programs are sustainable, impactful, and measurable.

NCFP seeks a dynamic leader who will partner with the CIO to build out the next-stage programming and infrastructure at NCFP in ways that will enable the organization to most effectively support the changing field of family philanthropy. The successful candidate will be a strong listener, communicator, and storyteller who can articulate and amplify the values, lived experiences, and lessons that demonstrate the total potential and impact that family philanthropists can have to bring about meaningful change. They will nurture a culture of continuous learning at all levels. They will maintain a holistic view of teams’ work while building relationships to gain insight into opportunities for staff and Board development, and potential barriers to success.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of NCFP to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NCFP prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

The salary range for this position is $130,000 – 150,000 plus benefits, which include paid vacation; 11 holidays; new parent leave; 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance; 5% retirement contribution; short and long-term disability and life insurance; and professional development.


For more about the National Center for Family Philanthropy, please visit:

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Sarah Hecklau of the talent strategy firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

If you would like to submit a nomination for this role, please email Sarah at:

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