The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation (“Dodge Foundation”) is an organization in transformation. Six years ago, the Dodge Foundation set a course to achieve its vision of a more equitable New Jersey. Given the devastating events of the last few years, it has accelerated this commitment and further refined its vision and strategic direction to center racial equity and justice, where people of all races and communities have equitable access to opportunities and can thrive and achieve their full potential. 

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has a long history of cultivating vibrant ecosystems and resourcing efforts to promote the wellbeing of people across New Jersey. In its grantmaking, the Dodge Foundation prioritizes networks, movements, organizations, and leaders closest to the harms and solutions to inequity and injustice and who have been historically excluded from investment and opportunity. In doing so, it is shifting wealth, power, and other critical resources to changemakers on the frontlines of communities and movements in ways that enable them to accelerate, deepen, and advance their work on their terms. 

Dodge Foundation Board and Staff are energized by the progress the organization is making in investing in emergent and historically under-resourced communities, namely communities of color:

  • In 2021, the Dodge Foundation launched the first round of Imagine a New Way grants to organizations advocating for just systems and tackling barriers to equity in New Jersey. 
  • In January 2022, the Dodge Foundation introduced its inaugural Momentum Fund cohort–ten organizations selected by a panel of community leaders employing diverse strategies to address root causes of structural racism across the state. The Momentum Fund provides cohort members with three years of flexible funding to support them as they explore new approaches and self-determine the best course forward in their work.
  • In January 2023, the Dodge Foundation launched new Program Priorities that will guide all funding decisions going forward.

This is a critical time at the Dodge Foundation as it works to transform its grantmaking, partnerships, and internal operations to center racial equity and justice and ensure that these values and capabilities are central to all that it is and all that it does. This is a “build moment” for the Dodge Foundation. As such, it is seeking entrepreneurial team members who are excited about opportunities to create and who are energized by working in deeply collaborative ways, actively learning, building new relationships, and leveraging and amplifying community expertise and solutions.

For more information on the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, please visit the organization’s website. The Strategic Direction and President’s Message include additional details about the Foundation’s transformation.


This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Controller to join an exceptional team committed to building and refining a new way of operating. The Controller will support the Dodge Foundation’s core operations as it works to deepen its impact in the pursuit of racial equity and justice in New Jersey.

A newly created role reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), the Controller will be responsible for the day-to-day financial transactions, as well as for developing, implementing, and ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures consistent with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The Controller will be responsible for maintaining and continuously improving the financial controls systems, including general accounting, investment accounting, tax compliance and planning, budgeting, banking, payroll, and benefits.


$120,000 - $150,000


Click here for more information or to apply. Please see the position description to learn more about this opportunity.

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Chartise Clark of Koya Partners are leading this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials at the link in the "To Apply" section. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-02-10 17:05:11 -0500