The Philanthropy Director, in a highly independent manner, performs a wide range of philanthropic activities focused on driving Ownership’s mission and vision for investment in the wellbeing of farmworkers and the communities where the business operates globally. The role embraces a forward-looking mindset with a collaborative approach to establishing and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders in government, the non-profit sector, community based organizations, foundations as well as educational institutions across multiple geographies. The role creates, drives, and implements change through others such as state and federal policy changes via lobbyists and legal avenues. The role works closely on implementing key philanthropy initiatives, supporting regional leaders with the effective tools to operate their localized programs and driving a culture of giving throughout the company.
- Execute and drive the established philanthropy objectives and initiatives for RAC’s global Philanthropy Program aligned with Ownership’s vision.
- Provide guidance and oversight of the regional philanthropy programs to ensure successful execution and performance.
- Develop and foster relationships with foundations, government agencies, agricultural partners, financial institutions, and community organizations to develop opportunities to partner financially and/or collaborate on philanthropy projects. Manage lobbyists and attorneys to change state and federal policy.
- Develop and execute quarterly Philanthropy Steering Committee meetings and annual Summit, both nationally (U.S) and internationally. Work would include sourcing keynote speakers, travel logistics for Committee members, meeting preparation and presentation materials, agendas and meeting minutes.
- Develop and manage the annual, Philanthropy Department Operating Budget for both Mexico and the U.S.
- Oversee distributions and regional funding of the annual Global Philanthropy Budget. Communicate, manage and support the administration of the annual allocation to all regions globally.
- Administer RAC’s Foundation Funds globally, ensuring the Donor Advised Funds are being managed, funded, invested and distributed effectively and within the guidelines established.
- Develop, formulate and distribute the Annual Giving Report which includes District Community Giving, Foundation YTD Balances, Global Budget Report as well as other philanthropy initiatives.
- Act as liaison with District VP’s, Local Philanthropy Committees and Foundations to request the distribution of monies from Donor Advised Funds to intended non-profit organizations.
- Evaluate incoming requests for philanthropy contributions and elevate or disseminate to key staff or leadership for approval as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to:
- Communicate fluently (verbal, written, presentation, listening) in English and Spanish required
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Motivate, lead, set objectives and manage the performance of a steering committee or volunteers
- Foster an environment of creativity and professional growth
- Build and maintain long-term relationships with major individual donors, foundations and corporations
- Manage teams to drive programs and/or initiatives
- Demonstrate outstanding stewardship and relationship building/management skills to expand the mission of the Philanthropy Program objectives
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism with the ability to handle confidential information with a high level of discretion and a high degree of professionalism
- Demonstrate a high level of organizational and time management skills
- Be proactive, work on own initiative and multi-task under pressure
- Demonstrate adeptness at financial planning and budgeting
- Demonstrate outstanding judgment, a diplomatic demeanor and mature business skills with the ability to establish a strong rapport
- Knowledge of:
- Current and evolving trends in corporate giving programs, corporate social responsibility programs, and/or solicitation and fundraising campaigns
- And strong understanding of community rural development, project implementation and social impact programs.
- And effective understanding of the basics of managing a Donor Advised Fund, nationally and internationally.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, or related field required.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience demonstrating ownership and leadership in philanthropic advising, working in a corporate or family foundation and/or related experience within government or the nonprofit sector.
- Management experience.
- Valid California Driver’s license and ability to be insured under the company insurance
- Ability to travel 50% percent of the time – To RAC offices, farming locations, meetings and events. Occasional international travel may be required.
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