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Chief Philanthropy Officer (Greater Tacoma Community Foundation)

Company Name

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

Company City

Pierce County

Company State


Job Location

Pierce County, WA

Company Information

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is a nationally accredited nonprofit community foundation that has been partnering with Pierce County community members since 1981, when three county leaders were inspired to create an organization that could support the needs and opportunities of the growing community. GTCF began with $10,000 in assets and a goal of being a catalyst to convince disparate groups to work together towards a common objective. In the four decades since, GTCF has grown significantly, reaching more than $160 million in total assets, overseeing more than 450 funds, and giving out more than $150 million in grants and scholarships. Through endowed resources, individually directed grants, and community partnerships, GTCF is a force for positive change.

GTCF has a mission to build a thriving Pierce County now and for generations to come as a catalyst, connector, and knowledge facilitator. Focusing on values of building trust, advancing equity, growing relationships, and continuous learning, GTCF remains committed to connecting people, knowledge, and funding to build a racially equitable, accessible, inclusive Pierce County.

Partnerships are key in ensuring success towards Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s goals. GTCF updated its Strategic Framework to formally recognize the importance of racial equity, access, and inclusion for Pierce County to thrive. Along with this, GTCF is creating opportunities and pathways for fund advisors and aligned funders to achieve greater impact through the principles of continuous learning, trust-based philanthropy, racial equity, and relationship-driven community knowledge. At the same time, GTCF is also committing its discretionary funding and community impact resources to catalyze community identification and removal of system barriers rooted in racism around four key building blocks of generational wealth: housing; thriving children and youth; access to capital; and civic voice and power.

Job Description

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Philanthropy Officer will add to and build out a philanthropic team with the skills needed to drive the strategic plan of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) while bringing strong experience in the tools and processes to help GTCF donors meet their philanthropic goals. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will serve as an active member of the organization’s Leadership Team, guiding the strategy and priorities for GTCF philanthropy services and serving as a trusted steward of new and existing relationships with respect for diverse opinions, goals, and communication styles. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will contribute to the design process that will result in refined impact metrics, data, and the narrative analysis that will tell the community stories around inclusive and aligned philanthropy. As a leader in the philanthropic sector, the Chief Philanthropy Officer will engage regional and national partners in modeling best practices for philanthropic engagement, trust-based philanthropy, and philanthropy for systems change. This position is in Pierce County, Washington.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $175,000 annually.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at seven years of professional, relevant experience in an organization of similar size and scope.

How to Apply

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

To apply for this position, visit the full job posting.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 3, 2023.

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