Job Posting – Executive Director, Grantmakers of Western PA

About the Organization

Formed in 1985, Grantmakers of Western PA (GWP) is a professional philanthropy network founded by
philanthropic leaders who wanted to create an organized mechanism for grantmakers to learn and work
together to promote excellence in philanthropy. GWP is open to institutional grantmakers of all types.
Created by 35 charter member organizations, GWP now serves staff and trustees affiliated with about
100 member organizations.

We aim to support a growing community of philanthropy practitioners who are informed, effective and engaged, and who work both independently and in partnership to strengthen our region. In addition to serving its member philanthropies, GWP has historically supported the wider nonprofit community. GWP is an active member of the United Philanthropy Forum, a robust national network of other regional and national Philanthropy-Serving Organizations (PSOs).

About the Position

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves a crucial role in providing strategic direction for GWP to further strengthen its reputation as a premiere philanthropy network. The Executive Director publicly represents GWP in carrying out our mission in accordance with our values.

Initial Priorities for the Executive Director

At the onset of GWP’s executive transition, staff and board members identified the following key areas for the next Executive Director to address:

• Develop and maintain relationships with board, staff, members, and other stakeholders.

• Go on “listening tours” to meet members and determine their needs.

• Get to know the funding community in Pittsburgh and the local funding landscape.

• Effectively manage the transition from a long-term executive and assess and address the

organization and staffing capacity.

• Articulate a compelling vision outlining our relevance and our value add to the funding

community and nonprofit organizations.

• Build out the newly developing strategic framework, especially finding “our lane” and what we

are and will be as we identify and implement a solid business model framework.

• Become the face and voice of the organization, both internally and externally, and continue to

raise the impact of GWP.

• Determine how racial equity can be effectively and authentically incorporated into our

organization and the philanthropic community in southwestern PA.

• Navigate the role of virtual and in-person meetings/events post pandemic.

• Complete organizational re-naming and re-branding (now underway), including an upgraded


• Oversee a physical relocation of GWP offices in 2023.

To Learn More and Apply

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