GWP Executive Director Position Profile

Publication date: 
September, 2022

About GWP

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. Our current members are clustered in the ten counties of Southwestern PA. We welcome members located at a distance and hope to help connect funders across the Commonwealth and beyond.

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

We are seeking a strong seasoned leader with a deep understanding of philanthropy to help influence and implement our newly developing strategic framework, which we have intentionally approached as a work-in-progress to enable our new Executive Director to have input and oversee the design and delivery of the action plan. The current mission of our organization is to promote excellence in philanthropy – supporting an effective, growing philanthropic community that strengthens our region. Our emerging mission is: We lead and equip grantmakers by supporting effective, evolving, inclusive philanthropy that strengthens our region.

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.  

View the full position profile in the attached file below.

Application Process

To apply, upload resume, cover letter, and salary requirements here. For other inquiries, contact Adrienne O’Rourke at Resume reviews begin immediately.

GWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. GWP provides employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, veteran’s status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or status in any group protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of the employment relationship including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, training, compensation, benefits and all other rights and privileges of employment.

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