Borealis Philanthropy (Borealis) resources grassroots leaders and social justice movement for transformative change. Borealis is seeking a Managing Director to provide leadership to the Executive Office and serve as a strategic advisor and support to the President. Reporting to the President, the Managing Director will be a proactive, results-oriented leader who brings experience guiding executives in strategy development, execution, priority setting, project management and cross-functional collaboration. Most importantly, the Managing Director will be passionate about supporting transformational change and brings a desire to align internal and programmatic growth with Borealis’ organizational values: Responsiveness, Racial equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, and Boldness.
The Managing Director provides leadership to the Executive Office, serves as a strategic advisor and support to the President and supports organizational strategy development. This role requires close partnership and coordination with the Management Team, aligning enterprise-level work across the organization enabling the executive office and relevant departments to advance the organization’s mission.
The Managing Director solves complex problems, manages resources, and removes barriers for departments and staff to achieve organizational goals. The Managing Director leads, hires, coaches, and provides direction to the Director of Operations, Director of Communications, Director of Impact and Learning, and Director of People and Culture to execute outcomes within budget and the needs of the organization. Within the Executive Office, the Managing Director collaborates with the Executive Assistant to the President to ensure seamless coordination and provides guidance as needed.
The ideal candidate will be a proactive, results-oriented leader who brings experience guiding executives in strategy development, execution, priority setting, project management, and cross-functional collaboration. This leader will bring experience creating and operationalizing a vision and strategy and have the skills to work collaboratively across the organization. The individual will possess high emotional intelligence and ability to creatively solve interpersonal challenges and negotiate complex interpersonal, intra-organizational and inter-organizational challenges. The leader will possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities. This is an exceptional opportunity for a person who is committed to social justice and desires to support innovative philanthropy by helping it “walk its talk” and live its values internally and externally.
Organizational Leadership and Strategy: The Managing Director serves as a visible and core member of the Management Team and contributes strongly to cross-disciplinary teamwork, collaboration, and planning for the organization including:
Management of Department Directors: The Managing Director oversees the Director of Operations, Director of Communications, Director of Impact and Learning, and the Director of People and Culture. This role includes:
Executive Management: The Managing Director serves as a strategic advisor and support to the President and manages the Executive Office as follows:
Organizational Commitment: As a member of the Borealis staff, the Managing Director performs certain functions that supports the organization as a whole. This includes:
While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
Education & Experience
Knowledge, Personal Qualities and Characteristics
Work Environment (Conditions and Physical Demands)
This job operates in a professional, virtual, home office or co-working environment, with occasional local and national travel. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including laptop computer and cell phone. The employee is generally required to spend long periods of time sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.
Borealis Philanthropy offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and generous benefits. The starting salary range for this role is $148,000 – $178,000.
More information about Borealis Philanthropy may be found at: borealisphilanthropy.org
This search is being led by Catherine Seneviratne and Robert Diggs of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact the NPAG search team.
Borealis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.