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Date: March 11, 2020

Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt

Location: Newport Beach, California

With an eye on the Strategic Plan and 2024 Organizational Goals, OCCF is seeking a strategic, process-oriented and collaborative professional to lead and empower philanthropic engagement in Orange County and beyond.



The Senior Director of Philanthropic Strategy is a hands-on and strategic executive leadership position working actively to identify, leverage and execute on new opportunities for growth in OCCF’s donor base to meet and surpass the organization’s strategic philanthropic goals.


Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (EVP & COO), and serving as a member of the OCCF’s leadership team, the Senior Director of Philanthropic Strategy creates the strategic direction for – and manages the daily tactical implementation of – identifying and attracting new donors to the Foundation. This position provides direct leadership and oversight to the Director of Gifts Planning, as well as to the Executive Assistant that supports this Sr. Director role.


Owning the outreach and prospecting efforts of the organization from top to bottom, this individual will create a roadmap for outreach and new donor engagement, establish short-term and long-term goals to achieve the plan and engage key internal and external stakeholders to execute the plan. This role will also act as a liaison and relationship connector on behalf of the Foundation, educate potential donors and partners about the services of the Foundation and shepherd donors through the initial learning phases up to the point of formal engagement with the organization. This includes active engagement with professional advisors (e.g., attorneys, CPAs and wealth advisors) about OCCF’s services to expand referrals and the organization’s network.


To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply, visit this Scion Staffing page.



Orange County Community Foundation has retained the services of Scion Executive Search, a national executive search firm specializing in mission-driven organization recruitment, to assist in conducting this important search. For immediate consideration please apply with your resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format via:

Please address questions about this opportunity to:

Scion Executive Search

Attn: Rebecca Lerol

Executive Recruiter

(888) 487-8850 x126

Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.


Date: January 2, 2019

Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt

Location: Newport Beach, California

About the Orange County Community Foundation

Established in 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) is the premier philanthropic partner for generous individuals and families in Orange County, California. Its mission is to inspire a passion for lifelong philanthropy, faithfully steward the intentions of its donors, and catalyze sustainable community impact.  Although OCCF’s philanthropic engagement occurs primarily within Orange County and surrounding areas, we also have a philanthropic footprint nationally and internationally.

Position Overview

This position will report to the Senior Administrative Officer & Board Liaison. The role of Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Vice President/COO and CFO, while also assisting in preparation of Board and Committee meetings.

Specific Duties:

  • Manage and maintain the daily schedule of CFO and COO (meetings, travel, materials, expenses)
  • Schedule COO and CFO meetings and track activities (using Raiser’s Edge) as related.
  • General executive office administrative and operational support including maintain filing systems, screen calls, take messages, copying and scanning.
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings including scheduling, agendas, preparing materials, presentations and catering facilitation.
  • Assist Board Liaison with Board/Committee meeting preparation, including RSVP’s, printing, mailing, and shredding. Organization of meeting materials, preparation and distribution of minutes and meeting set-up and clean-up.
  • Ensure that all follow up items and documents are completed in a timely manner and are accurate/error free.
  • Assist with assembling materials for annual audit, including the preparation of audit confirmation letters.
  • Assist Senior Administrative Offficer and Board Liaison with special projects.
  • Handle details of highly and confidential nature. Collect and prepare information as requested. Including composing and processing letters, reports, emails and other materials as needed.
  • Research information as needed.
  • Coordinate departmental activities as assigned.
  • Interact with other OCCF departments and staff to ensure seamless flow of information.
  • Organize and compile quarterly departmental activity reports.
  • Draft letter templates and assist with mailings.
  • Suggest ways to improve work process and flow of information.
  • Assist with events and small group meetings.


  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience working as an Executive Assistant in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Superior interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter needing minimal supervision and strong follow through skills
  • Commitment to continual learning and improving office procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other relational database a plus
  • Previous work in a nonprofit organization is a plus


Commensurate with background and experience.

Full medical, dental and retirement benefits.

Hiring Policy:

The Orange County Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Please submit letter of interest, résumé and salary requirements to:

Joanne Udell, Human Resources & Operations Manager

Orange County Community Foundation

4041 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 510

Newport Beach, CA  92660

Fax (949) 553-4211



Joanne Udell
Human Resources & Operations Manager

(949) 553-4202 ext. 229

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