Senior Analyst, The Giving Practice (PNW)

Job Description

About the Giving Practice 

The Giving Practice provides consulting that blends customized support and expertise to donors, families, foundations and corporations to meet the changing landscape of today’s philanthropy. We work with foundations and corporate giving programs in the Northwest and nationally. In addition to working with individual foundations and philanthropic entities, The Giving Practice is equally committed to facilitating collaborative efforts and knowledge sharing in order to improve the field of philanthropy. We develop authentic relationships with our clients that allow them to experience joyful, meaningful and effective work. We celebrate philanthropy that is diverse and inclusive as we work to create and sustain strong, equitable and healthy communities.

About Philanthropy NW

Philanthropy Northwest is the philanthropy network for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Our work includes three core programs: 1) The Learning Network, a regional community providing opportunities for emerging and established philanthropy leaders to connect, learn and grow; 2) The Giving Practice, a national consulting team bringing customized solutions, deep regional relationships and national expertise to support organizations navigating philanthropy’s changing landscape; 3) An incubation platform for innovative philanthropic projects, including: Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project, Hmong Giving Circle and Community Democracy Workshop.

Our Culture

  • We elevate the field of philanthropy by identifying opportunities, taking smart risks, challenging our assumptions, experimenting creatively, listening actively, engaging in deep conversations and learning through action and reflection.
  • Strong relationships power our work at every level; we build them with care and nurture them attentively.
  • We embrace and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in our community and continuously seek to bring new perspectives into our organization and our networks.
  • We are a learning organization that invests in supporting the ongoing growth of our individuals, our team and our community.
  • We value high quality work that is grounded in deep mutual respect, healthy work/life balance, clear communication, humor and joy.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a motivated professional who is passionate about building capacity in the philanthropic sector. This important role will be joining The Giving Practice, our national philanthropy consulting firm, to support customized engagements for foundations, corporate giving programs and public-private partnerships and collaborations.

A successful candidate will have robust analytical and project management skills, enthusiasm to support our consultants and interest in growing into a consultant. The role encompasses a wide array of tasks, such as identifying relevant research and data, scanning the field for what has been written or what peer foundations are doing, interviewing clients and stakeholders, facilitating small group discussions, managing project budgets, handling logistics for meetings, leading small client
engagements, and more.

We are also looking for personal qualities and attributes, which are critical to the success of this role, including a strong sense of intellectual curiosity, initiative, motivation to continually learn and adapt to the changing environment inherent in consulting work, a warm and caring attitude and a sense of humor. We know that racially and culturally diverse teams are critical to developing bold and innovative solutions, and strongly encourage people of color and other underrepresented candidates to apply.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research, landscape scans and data analysis for client engagements.
  • Conduct interviews with clients, code and synthesize themes and write interview summaries.
  • Create and design reports and papers; edit and proofread all deliverables.
  • Develop and administer tools such as surveys or online polling and focus group questions, analyze the data collected and create presentations.
  • Develop written materials, such as articles, blog posts and publications, as well as codify knowledge for internal learning and reflection.
  • Provide project management support on client engagements to support consultants.
  • Support and/or take the lead on designing and facilitating small group meetings.
  • Act as the lead consultant on smaller client engagements independently in areas such as facilitation, survey administration and research. This includes scope development, budget preparation, client relationship management and developing final deliverables.
  • Support internal projects and processes as necessary.
  • Actively participate in The Giving Practice team meetings and activities as well as Philanthropy Northwest staff meetings, member trainings, briefings and conferences.

Ideal Qualifications

  • A minimum of five to seven years of relevant work experience in the nonprofit, public or private sector and an understanding of the client/stakeholder environment.
  • Consulting/client management experience or a desire to grow into a consultant.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Clear and concise written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive communicator with the ability to communicate to diverse stakeholders.
  • Positive, optimistic and can-do attitude with ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Strong interest and alignments in The Giving Practice’s approach.
  • Commitment to Philanthropy Northwest values and mission which includes a strong.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Salary and Benefits

The annual compensation for this full-time (40 hours/week) position includes a package of benefits including medical, dental, Flex-Plan, professional development, flexible schedule, transportation stipend, generous paid time off and a 6% retirement contribution. Salary range is $60,000– $75,000 and starting salary will be dependent on experience.

Application Process

Please submit a resume and a cover letter indicating why you would be a good fit for this position, how this position fits into your career trajectory and your desired salary. Please send these to hr@philanthropynw.org including YOUR NAME and Senior Analyst in the subject line no later than August 25, 2019. We will review and consider resumes as they come in so don’t wait until the final deadline to submit your documents. This position will remain open until we find our ideal candidate.

Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply. We value and celebrate our employees’ differences in race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, ability, language, socio-economic status and veteran status.


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