The Forum – where philanthropy’s infrastructure comes together.
The Forum is the largest network serving philanthropy in America. We build and leverage the collective power of philanthropy associations and networks to maximize philanthropy's effectiveness in strengthening communities and improving lives throughout the United States.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Associate Director, Policy & Communications is responsible for ensuring that the Forum works as effectively as possible to advance the work of our members to engage in government relations and public policy work at the state and national level, and to use communications as effectively as possible to advance the Forum’s mission and vision. The Forum is in the initial stage of implementing an exciting new vision to be the place where philanthropy’s infrastructure comes together, expanding our network to include both regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). The Associate Director will play a pivotal role in ensuring that we are successful in achieving our new vision, serving our members and fulfilling our national leadership role in the philanthropy sector.
Working in collaboration with the rest of the Forum team and with our members, and in collaboration with other partner organizations, the Associate Director will plan and execute strategies to help regional and national PSOs advance effective policy that will strengthen philanthropy and advance issues that their members support, strengthen relationships and partnerships between philanthropy and government, and provide a collective voice for the Forum network. The Associate Director will also develop and execute effective communications plans, maximize the Forum’s new brand identity, and make appropriate and effective use of all Forum communications channels.
The Associate Director will contribute as an active member of cross-organization teams and work collaboratively with other staff to advance program and organizational goals.
This is a full-time, exempt position based in the Forum’s Washington, DC office. Salary is in the mid-80s, with a competitive benefits package including health coverage.
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