Hiring Organization Information
The Business Director is a critical role that manages the business operations for our dynamic team of consultants working on a wide range of consulting projects in areas such as strategic planning, facilitation, collaborative work, and organizational development. We are looking for a collaborative, strategic thinker with a mind for details and operations management. A successful candidate will have excitement and passion for managing contracts and budgets, developing scopes of work, tracking new business opportunities, and finding opportunities to improve business and operational processes. The ideal candidate will have superb interpersonal skills to partner with our consultants and clients, and proactively find ways to support the team.
We are also looking for personal qualities and attributes that are rooted in the organization and consulting team’s culture: a strong sense of curiosity, initiative, motivation to continually learn and adapt to the changing environment inherent in consulting work and our growing practice, a willingness to pitch in wherever needed, a warm and caring attitude, and a good sense of humor. We are a racially and culturally diverse team, and we encourage people of color and other diverse candidates to apply.
ABOUT THE GIVING PRACTICE
The Giving Practice is a team of experienced consultants committed to building stronger communities through equitable, collaborative and effective philanthropy. We provide value and partnership to philanthropic leaders and organizations across the US, bringing a uniquely joyful and rigorous approach to our consulting. We offer services in strategic planning, facilitation, governance, leadership coaching and REDI (racial equity, diversity and inclusion) work. As both consultants and practitioners, we build knowledge of the field alongside our clients, sharing our observations, insights, resources, and toolkits with the sector. We are proud to be partners with and housed in Philanthropy Northwest, a regional network of philanthropic funders across six states in the Northwest. Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. The Giving Practice team and office is based in Seattle, but we are open to candidates in other locations as long as office hours are conducted on Pacific time zone hours.
- We elevate the field of philanthropy by identifying opportunities, taking smart risks, challenging our assumptions, experimenting creatively, listening actively, engaging in deep conversations, and learning through action and reflection.
- Strong relationships power our work at every level; we build them with care and nurture them attentively.
- We embrace and encourage racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in our community and continuously seek to bring new perspectives into our organization and our networks.
- We are a learning organization that invests in supporting the ongoing growth of our individuals, our team, and our community.
- We value high quality work that is grounded in deep mutual respect, healthy work/life balance, clear communication, humor, and joy.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage TGP business operations
- Manage TGP’s project pipeline and assure timely advance of potential projects through the prospect-to-contract process.
- Coordinate creation of annual budget and strategic business objectives with TGP leadership
- Develop and monitor quarterly financial reports and key metrics.
- Oversee contracts full cycle: develop the contract document including a clear scope of work in consultation with consultants; assure execution; set up the project with consultants and in the TGP project management system; oversee the contract budget; and close out finished contracts.
- Manage TGP grants and grant reports, assuring that deliverables are met within budget on time.
- Oversee monthly billing process including entry of billable hours from all consultants into 10,000 Feet software, and timely transmittal of billing data to PNW accounting team.
- Develop and implement a systematic assessment of client satisfaction.
- Oversee maintenance of TGP’s resource and file library on Sharepoint
- Use Salesforce to document and track key TGP business activities and to create TGP financial dashboards.
- Manage contracts for independent contractors.
- In partnership with TGP leadership, identify staffing and capacity needs.
- Participate in interviewing new consultants and manage onboarding of new consultants and staff.
- Supervise the Administrative and Project Coordinator
Support TGP marketing and business development
- Lead the production of RFPs and submission process.
- Support development of written scopes and proposals for client engagements.
- Coordinate with Communications team and TGP staff and consultants as needed on business development activities.
Coordinate with PNW Finance team on TGP financial management
- Coordinate with PNW on TGP’s monthly billing process and grants management
- Review monthly financial reports and communicate with TGP leadership on status.
- Support the translation of PNW’s financial reports to useful TGP data and information using charts, graphs, and dashboards.
- Establish and maintain good working relationship with PNW CFO and accounting staff.
- Develop written quarterly reports for PNW board.
Maintain TGP technical infrastructure
- Assure TGP has adequate technical infrastructure and support team use of: Salesforce, 10K billing software, Office365, and other software.
- Assess adequacy, train staff and consultants as needed; provide technical support where needed.
• A minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in the nonprofit, public or private sector and an understanding of TGP’s philanthropy client and stakeholder environment
• Familiarity with the philanthropic and/or nonprofit sector, and experience with using racial equity as a lens in this work
• Experience managing a business office or significant business processes
• Excellent technical skills, including strong skills in Excel, Word, and familiarity with databases and/or ability to learn new tools quickly
• Excellent project management skills
• Excellent financial management skills and an eagle eye for the detail
• Adept at solving complex problems autonomously
• Curiosity and eagerness to learn about consulting in the field of philanthropy
• Proactive communicator with strong abilities to communicate to diverse stakeholders
• Positive, optimistic and can-do attitude with ability to adapt to a changing environment
• Superb interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
• Motivation for TGP values, approach and mission which includes a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The annual compensation for this full-time (40 hours/week) position includes medical-vision-dental coverage, short and long term disability, Flex-Plan, 6% retirement contribution, generous vacation and sick time, flexible work schedule, and professional development. Salary range is $90,000 - $110,000.