Foundation Manager


The Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation is a California private foundation, founded in 1995 by Rudolph and Daphne Munzer. Leaders and philanthropists in their community, Rudy and Daphne were active volunteers with particular interest in the greater Long Beach area.

The Munzer Foundation’s mission is to strengthen community, family and individuals through effective and focused philanthropy. The focus of the Foundation is to support programs that:

  • Build strong family support systems
  • Provide educational opportunities to the underserved
  • Provide access to necessary healthcare

Since 1995, the Foundation has donated over $7,670,000 to support nonprofit organizations based primarily in Long Beach as well as in communities where family members are involved including Connecticut, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.


The Munzer Foundation seeks to hire a full-time Foundation Manager who will provide general supervision for daily operations of the Foundation including administration of the grants program, financial management, and support to the Board of Directors.

This position will work closely with the Foundation’s officers and Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities include:


o Administer the Foundation’s grantmaking program

  • Oversight of the grants application process including invitations to apply, intake and screening of proposals, and preparation of proposal summaries for Board review
  • Support the proposal review process including assisting in site visits as needed
  • Communications with applicants and potential applicants

o Proactively identify funding opportunities in the Foundation’s three program areas to present to the Board

o Measurement of Foundation community impact

  • Develop an approach to assessing performance and outcomes of grants and other charitable activities
  • Collection and review of grantee reports, preparation of summary and reporting to the Board
  • Develop an assessment of the Foundation’s grants in its program areas collectively and over time

o Grants management

  • Ensure timely payout of approved grants
  • Grants tracking and information management


  • In partnership with Board leadership, assist Board members in deepening their engagement with the Foundation, using their talents and experience to maximum advantage in service to the Foundation’s mission and goals
  • Provide Board members with information regarding trends in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector and within the Foundation’s programmatic areas of interest
  • Identify opportunities to stimulate Board member understanding and involvement within the philanthropic or nonprofit community


o Provide support for Board and committee meetings and activities

  • Scheduling and logistics
  • Coordination of meeting agendas, docket and other materials, and minutes
  • Communications with Board prior to and between meetings

o Responsible for implementing Board guidance of the Foundation; in consultation with the Foundation’s legal counsel and in conformity with the bylaws and strategic plan

o Provide support to Board committees and task forces


o General administration of Foundation operations

o Manage Foundation communications including brochure, annual report, and other communications and outreach activities, as needed

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a website that transparently communicates the Foundation’s mission, program areas, and desired impact

o Manage Foundation budget and accounting

  • Oversee bookkeeping and accounting services including timely financial reporting to the Board
  • Working with the Treasurer and Board, support the development, approval and management of the annual budget
  • Support the Treasurer and Board in tax preparation, audit, and other reporting
  • Support the Treasurer and Board in investment management oversight

o Manage support staff and contracts


All candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of seven (7) years professional experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management, and/or related experience
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Financial literacy in budgeting and financial reports
  • Experience in education, health, or social services
  • Program evaluation experience
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite products, database management, and the Internet


Successful candidates will:

  • Work effectively with Foundation staff, Board members, grantees, and partners
  • Demonstrate organizational and time-management skills
  • Complete assignments timely, effectively and accurately
  • Take initiative and work strategically and independently on multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Stay current with field trends in family philanthropy and issues related to Foundation program areas
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel locally and nationally as needed
  • Carry out other responsibilities as assigned and required by the Board of The Munzer Foundation


The Munzer Foundation will offer a competitive salary between $70,000 – 80,000, based on experience. Benefits include medical coverage, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


E-mail cover letter and resume describing your interest, qualifications, and fit with the position to [email protected]. In the e-mail subject line, list “Foundation Manager.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

The Munzer Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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