Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a regional catalyst, connector and collaborator. We bring together the resources and skills of donors, business, government and community to solve some of our region’s toughest challenges. We promote philanthropy in our region and support philanthropists to invest with impact. Through advocacy, research, policy and grantmaking, we seek systemic solutions to drive enduring community change. Learn more at siliconvalleycf.org.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
This is a full-time, non-exempt opportunity in Mountain View, CA. As paid employees, Fellows are eligible for full benefits.
SVCF’s work environment is based on a holistic wellness approach and therefore, has embraced a hybrid remote/office work environment. All SVCF team members must be based and hold residency in California and must be able to regularly attend team and staff meetings, trainings and other gathering in Mountain View when required.
Submit a resume with cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Silicon Valley Community Foundation and its team. Be prepared to share a portfolio of previous work examples relevant to the essential job duties, upon request. Internal candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources department directly.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce the creation of a two-year SVCF Fellowship. This new fellowship is meant to provide recent college graduates and early career professionals with an opportunity to learn and train in the field of Philanthropy.
We are seeking fellows who can adapt to the wide and diverse needs of a large philanthropic organization. Fellows will serve as full-time, non-exempt employees and will be placed in different departments in the Philanthropic Partnerships Division throughout the fellowship – Donor Engagement, Corporate Responsibility and Development. They will have a portfolio of work that consists of departmental work and professional development.
The professional development component to the fellowship includes activities such as seminars, mentorship and guidance from the Foundation’s leaders and professional staff, as well as professional learning opportunities. The majority of the fellow’s first year will be spent learning by doing departmental work, learning through a co-planned curriculum and fellowship activities. During the second year, fellows will assume greater responsibility and opportunities on on-going departmental work.
As a cohort, the Fellows will gain a wide range of exposure and professional development in philanthropy, teamwork and project management. The fellowship is cohort-based and supported by a Fellowship Coordinator allowing the Fellows to regularly engage in meaningful learning activities with peers in the program. Fellows are asked to assume leadership roles in the program to actively shape and continually improve their experience. The goal is to move to a pooled, rotational model where all Fellows will spend time in each department to gain exposure to the various areas of philanthropic partnerships.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Donor Engagement team works closely with donors to help them realize their philanthropic vision, removing the barriers and simplifying the process so that you can enjoy the passion of giving. Fellows supporting this team will learn about the both the practicalities and the strategies to support donors in their philanthropic goals.
SVCF’s Corporate Responsibility team works closely with some of the world’s largest and most generous corporations to help advise plan and execute their philanthropy. Fellows supporting this team will learn about corporate philanthropic strategy (local and global), employee engagement, disaster response and a broad spectrum of grants (from international academic grants to hyper-local nonprofit support).
The Development team works with new and established donors to help identify and communicate the tools and vehicles to best help donors make their philanthropic impact, whether it is more immediate or through longer-term legacy projects. While placed in the Development team, Fellows will learn about Donor Advised Funds, Individually Managed Funds and other tools that donors use to invest their philanthropic dollars.
We encourage applicants from a wide variety of educational and experiential backgrounds, as well as applicants from our local eco-system of non-profits. All applicants must have a passion for mission-driven work and a personal and professional commitment to SVCF’s values, equity and social justice. In addition, prospective fellows with the following competencies would be most attractive:
HOW TO APPLY
We will be accepting application for the inaugural cohort of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Fellows on a rolling basis, until the cohort is full. We are seeking three fellows. Anticipated start date is late October. Please submit the following:
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