Jobs Board

Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture (National Center for Family Philanthropy)

Company Name

National Center for Family Philanthropy

Company City


Company State


Job Location

Washington, DC

Company Information

NCFP was founded in 1997 to meet the needs of philanthropic families, their staff, and advisors. It was a nascent time for the field. Organizations serving philanthropists were not common. Donor advised funds were not ubiquitous. NCFP was instrumental in organizing and building a base of knowledge to support the development of a now recognized field of family philanthropy.

Job Description

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) invites nominations and applications for a Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture (COEC). 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 years, NCFP has refreshed its strategic direction to support families to be more intentional, effective, and values-based in their philanthropy. As the third member of its executive leadership team, the Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture will build out systems, practices, and policies that will promote the health and success of the organization and nurture an innovative, inclusive culture of learning and improvement.

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 role of Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture will take the lead in creating and implementing an overall strategy to help teams, managers, and individuals become more aligned and effective in their roles. NCFP seeks a dynamic leader to oversee NCFP performance management, planning and learning, financial management, and operations. They will manage information flow, integrate and connect teams, support effective governance, and implement organizational best practices using an equity lens. The successful candidate will bring a broad toolkit of skills and experience in organizational design, systems and data/information management, change management, performance management, and human-centered policies and practices that support organizational effectiveness and agility in highly dynamic times.

They will be a strong listener, communicator, and bridger who can integrate NCFP values, including an equity lens, into NCFP operations to help bring about meaningful change. Reporting to the CEO, Nick Tedesco, the COEC will act as an internal consultant and thought partner, holding staff and teams accountable and aligned with overall organization-wide vision and goals. 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 $150,000 – 180,000 plus benefits, which include paid vacation; 10 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.

Job Qualifications


The ideal candidate will be committed to NCFP’s mission and the visionary evolution of the organization, taking it to the next level of effectiveness. They will be experienced in motivating and supporting organizational change and a successful people-developer grounded in an asset-based approach.

While no one person will embody all the qualities below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

• Broad knowledge of evolving best practices and emerging trends in organizational effectiveness in value-centered, nonprofit environments.
• Commitment to improving the field of philanthropy, with an emphasis on supporting philanthropic families at all stages of their giving cycle, leadership, and strategy; familiarity with philanthropy support organizations.
• The ability to approach work with deep attention to, and consideration of, intersectional racial equity.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in change management or organizational development, either in-house or as a consultant, including a range of project size and scale.
• Demonstrated ability to assess a team or organizational environment and identify challenges and opportunities, particularly in a rapidly changing organization, and effectively propose and implement change.
• Efficient and effective project and performance manager; utilizes a variety of tools and approaches to drive individual and team results, set and meet internal benchmarks for success, and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience successfully implementing and managing significant operational change across an organization; ability to effectively capture, analyze, and utilize data and information to measure success, identify areas for growth, and drive improvement and implementation.
• Entrepreneurial-minded, results-driven self-starter who also works well in cross-functional, collaborative teams; a curious, well-rounded, and highly dependable individual who thinks creatively, approaches work with humility, and is committed to delivering quality results on both large projects and daily tasks.
• The ability to actively participate in problem resolution; strong trouble-shooting capabilities with a skill for remaining flexible and open to internal workflow changes; work well under pressure with tight timelines; demonstrated ability to use interpersonal skills with tact and diplomacy.
• Experience that promotes knowledge of and sensitivity to the challenges marginalized communities face including appreciation for historical context, discernment of relationship nuances and power dynamics, and understanding of social, racial, and ethnic realities.
• Strong relationship building and communication skills with the ability to have genuine dialogue around sensitive issues; highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal skills in collaborative ways.
• Excellent writing, editing, analytical and oral communication skills including the ability to collect, review, synthesize and present information and findings.
• An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, kindness, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment.

How to Apply

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 website (

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

Want to receive the latest AAPIP updates and events directly to your inbox?