Vice President and Chief Content Officer

Vice President and Chief Content Officer

Deadline: March 20, 2018
Type: Full Time
Level: Executive Level
Function: Executive
Organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
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Vice President and Chief Content Officer for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has served as the country’s independent watchdog and critical friend for philanthropy since 1976. We work to shape a vital nonprofit sector that provides voice and value to those most in need and where all people enjoy equality of opportunity, access and fair treatment without discrimination. We believe that philanthropy at its best contributes to this vision of society by applying the highest standards of integrity and openness and by investing in the nonprofits that serve and represent communities with the least wealth and opportunity. Learn more at

NCRP seeks a seasoned, dynamic leader ready for a new challenge as our Vice President and Chief Content Officer. The ideal candidate will be ready to lead a team of talented staff who create compelling content to advance NCRP’s goals and who design and execute public policy campaigns consistent with NCRP’s values. This position reports to the President and CEO, Aaron Dorfman, and is based in Washington, D.C.


A. Ensure production of compelling content to advance NCRP’s goals

• Lead the Content Team, which currently includes four full-time staff: senior director of assessment and special projects, senior fellow and director of public policy, senior associate for research and policy, and associate for research and policy.

• Ensure that planning for all projects and initiatives allows appropriate time for development of content that meets NCRP’s rigorous standards for research and production.

• Oversee and contribute to the creation of content as envisioned in the organization’s strategic framework.

• Oversee organizational evaluation and learning efforts and ensure results inform the work of the organization.

• Work with the Learning and Engagement Team and the Communications Team to ensure that key leaders in philanthropy are exposed to NCRP’s content in order to maximize impact within the sector.

B. Develop and supervise campaigns to influence public policy

• Maintain a general awareness of a wide range of public policy issues of concern to NCRP’s members and allies, with particular attention to policy that affects philanthropy and nonprofits, and to tax policy.

• Work with the director of public policy and the research and policy associates to design and implement campaigns that reflect the organization’s values and its commitment to movements, and that are most likely to engage our members and allies in a common effort.

C. Serve as a key spokesperson and representative for NCRP

• Represent NCRP in high-profile settings, including meetings, conferences and webinars.

• Communicate regularly to external audiences on issues important to both NCRP and the field.

• Speak to members of the media when appropriate.

D. Provide thought partnership to the President and CEO and significant overall leadership for the organization

• Help the president and CEO strategize about programs, personnel, finances, budget, etc.

• Help advance major fundraising relationships and secure funding.

• Help ensure NCRP lives up to its highest aspirations for internal culture and external impact.

• Advise organizational project teams to support them in aligning with overall goals for the organization.

• Work collaboratively with other senior leaders, including NCRP’s vice president and chief engagement officer and our senior director of communications to ensure that NCRP’s campaigns and initiatives have the desired impact.


• Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work to advance social justice, through a combination of philanthropy, advocacy, organizing, communications, field work, policy development, research and assessment.

• Demonstrated success managing people, including mid-career and remote staff.

• Track record of motivating, challenging and inspiring top performance from others and of building strong and effective teams with limited resources.

• Experience creating and adhering to a budget.

• Experience hiring and supervising consultants and/or lobbyists.

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

• Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and proven experience working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

• Experience using quantitative and qualitative research methods to achieve change.

• Proven success changing public policy.