Open Positions

Senior Accountant

With an annual budget of approximately $15 million and a Denver-based team of 16 people, the Gill Foundation seeks a Senior Accountant to coordinate and maintain the financial and accounting functions of the organization, including financial reporting, investment accounting and analysis, fixed assets, and accounts payable. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The ideal candidate will embody the following traits:

  • Believes in the vision and values of the Gill Foundation and helps ensure a mission-driven culture.
  • Puts a premium on getting the details right and persisting until questions are fully answered.
  • Thrives in a team-centered environment and contributes to the success of the team as a whole.
  • Embraces a culture of high performance, accountability, and continuous improvement.

Deliverables

Accounting and Controls – 40%

  • Maintain and adhere to the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing schedules.
  • Oversee accounts payable and internal expense reporting system to ensure accurate processing.
  • Perform general journal entries, adjustments and reclassifications, and account and bank reconciliations.
  • Lead the continual improvement and use of technology within the accounting department:
  • Ensure functionality of Great Plains and Management Reporter.
  • Ensure staff are appropriately trained to maximize the benefit of technology to the department.
  • Create and maintain all policies and procedures related to control of organization assets, financial records, management reporting, and proper completion of financial transactions.
  • Collaborate with the COO to develop and implement internal controls, establish appropriate policies, and conduct regular reviews to ensure compliance within the department to meet IRS requirements, rules, and regulations for not-for-profit, private foundations.
  • Assume the COO’s duties in their absence, as necessary.
  • Provide backup of accounts payable, as needed.

Investment Accounting and Analysis – 30%

  • Oversee investment accounting, processing, and analysis to ensure accurate reporting of balances, valuations, capital gains and tax liability, and compliance with all capital call and distribution requirements.
  • Prepare all journal entries related to monthly investment account activity.
  • Oversee and maintain correspondence with investment managers and consultants.
  • Special projects as requested.

Financial Reporting and Analysis – 30%

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget.
  • Prepare monthly financials and variance analysis for review by department managers.
  • Calculate budget to actual variances and report significant issues to COO and staff managers.
  • Assist in preparation of annual audit requirements.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding accounting and finance in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Perform special requests and reporting as required.

Key Qualifications / Expectations

  • Advanced degree in business, accounting, or finance.
  • Minimum five to seven years of experience in accounting and/or finance, with two years of experience constructing, generating, and modifying financial reporting through automated tools.
  • Superior knowledge of investment accounting, including recognition of gains, losses, and cost basis and the ability to read, understand, and extrapolate key financial information from custodian and individual investment manager reports.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and auditing standards.
  • Experience with chart of accounts management and setup.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office with expert functionality in Microsoft Excel to include experience with advanced features and formulas.
  • Proven ability to function effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong work ethic, time management, prioritization, and organization skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to prioritize individual, department, and organizational projects.

COMPENSATION

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Gill Foundation’s team. The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including base salary, health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary range for this position is $65k to $80k, annually, DOE.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

TO APPLY

This position is based in Denver, CO. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@gillfoundation.org.

Please, no phone calls.

Communications Associate

The foundation seeks a mission-focused and metrics-minded Communications Associate to manage internal and external communications, support the programs team with research and evaluation of communications-related investments, and assist the donor resources team with stakeholder communications and event programming. This position serves as the voice of the foundation, crafting content for the foundation’s online properties, informing donors and partners of key developments, drafting remarks for foundation leadership, and developing the foundation’s annual report and other collateral. With a creative eye, impeccable writing skills, and flawless attention to detail, the Communications Associate is responsible for communicating the vision and impact of the foundation. This position reports to the Senior Communications Officer.

The ideal candidate will embody the following traits:

  • Believes in the vision of the Gill Foundation and fosters a mission-driven culture.
  • Models the foundation’s core values of being nimble, pragmatic, and innovative.
  • Puts a premium on getting the details rights and persisting until questions are fully answered.
  • Embraces a culture of high performance, continuous learning and improvement, and accountability for results.
  • Turns ideas into action, evaluating and iterating until the desired outcome is achieved.
  • Is a self-starter who thrives in a team-centered environment, contributing to the success of the whole team.

Deliverables

External Communications – 35%

  • Develop and execute the foundation’s digital content strategy, positioning the foundation as a leader in the philanthropic and LGBT communities, building awareness of the foundation’s strategy and impact, and amplifying the accomplishments of our grantees, including:
    • Maintaining and updating the Gill Foundation website.
    • Managing the foundation’s social media properties, including Facebook and Twitter, creating and sharing content that elevates the work of our grantees.
    • Monitoring and sharing media coverage and mentions of the Gill Foundation and grantees. 
  • Design and develop the annual report, holiday card, and other special projects.
  • Assist with research and written remarks for interviews, events, and presentations.
  • Create and implement protocols for responding to inquiries, vetting media requests, and assessing potential crisis situations.
  • Manage relationships with vendors, including website partners, graphic designers, printers, photographers, etc.

Stakeholder Engagement – 25%

  • Inform key stakeholders of our current priorities and accomplishments, including:
    • Working with the Vice President of Partnerships and OutGiving Associate to concept and draft twice-monthly emails for donors.
    • Working with the Chief Strategy Officer and program officers to engage grantees and partners in collaboration, capacity building, and sharing success and lessons learned.
    • Drafting and sending all foundation emails through the foundation’s email platforms.
  • Support the execution of all OutGiving event communications, including but not limited to invitations, videos, emails, reports, and materials.
  • Develop an annual impact report to update OutGiving donors on the results of their investments and relay key developments and upcoming opportunities.

Evaluation and Reporting – 25%

  • Collaborate with program officers to monitor and track media coverage and social media activity related to the foundation’s investment portfolios.
  • Work with the Senior Communications Officer to pilot and scale evaluation frameworks and techniques to rigorously analyze the impact of our investments.
  • Track and analyze the performance of grants with digital components, providing guidance to grantees on metrics to collect and inputting information into the foundation’s digital evaluation dashboard.
  • Provide drafting and editing support for reports to the board, including monthly updates and board meeting presentations and materials.

Internal Communications – 15%

  • Review and copyedit monthly grant dockets to ensure a cohesive narrative and polished proposal documents.
  • Assist with drafting and editing internal announcements, updates to the employee handbook, and other written communications as needed.
  • Ensure brand consistency across foundation collateral and staff communications.
  • Maintain the foundation’s style guide and communications manual, updating as needed.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in communications planning, implementation, and measurement across communications channels.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to write well and an eagerness to write often.
  • Experience managing organizational websites, social media platforms, and e-mail campaigns.
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management involving internal and external stakeholders, experience with external vendors, strong attention to detail, and proven ability to multi-task.
  • Experience with growing and engaging digital audiences through owned and paid channels, developing timely and engaging content, and tracking and analyzing social and digital analytics.
  • Strong time-management skills, including the ability to manage both ongoing responsibilities and multiple short- and long-term projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, analytical, and research skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, adjust to changing priorities, maintain a positive attitude, and work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of the LGBT movement preferred.

Compensation

The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including base salary, health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary range for this position is $55k to $65k, annually, depending on experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

To Apply

This position is based in Denver, CO. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to communications@gillfoundation.org. Please, no phone calls.

Program Officer

The Gill Foundation seeks a mission-driven, campaign-oriented Program Officer to develop and execute grant-making strategies in service of securing comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people nationwide. The Program Officer is responsible for creating opportunities for collaboration and idea generation among both foundation staff and LGBT movement partners. This position reports to the Chief Strategy Officer.

The ideal candidate will embody the following traits:

  • Believes in the vision of the Gill Foundation, fosters a mission-driven culture, and models the foundation’s core values of being nimble, pragmatic, and innovative.
  • Acquires and maintains high-level subject matter expertise in LGBT issues and specific portfolio areas, avidly consuming and sharing information to improve our strategies.
  • Turns ideas into action, rigorously evaluates the work, and iterates until success is achieved.
  • Sets and meets high expectations of yourself and your colleagues, placing a premium on continuous learning and incorporating that learning into future investments.
  • Thrives in a team-centered environment, whole heartedly implements whatever decision is made, and contributes to the success of the entire team.

Deliverables

Portfolio Management – 70%

  • Develop 2-3 portfolios of high-impact grants, key consulting contracts, and pivotal relationships with influential partners in order to advance LGBT equality.
  • Rigorously monitor the issue, media, and policy landscapes to identify emerging opportunities for new investments and partnerships.
  • Solicit grant proposals in accordance with portfolio objectives and foundation priorities, and prepare monthly dockets for consideration by the foundation’s board co-chairs.
  • Regularly collaborate with other program officers to identify opportunities for collaboration and cross-pollination, creating alignment across programmatic areas and maximizing the impact of the foundation’s investments.
  • Identify, vet, and engage unlikely allies as potential grantees or partners.
  • Ensure grantees are high-profile participants in the public discourse about LGBT rights, responding quickly and constructively when LGBT issues are in the spotlight.
  • Work with the Communications team and grantees to develop and launch paid, earned, and digital media initiatives that complement public education and field campaigns.
  • Serve as a foundation representative at convenings of movement leaders and allies.
  • Support the Chief Strategy Officer in developing annual goals, funding priorities, and budget recommendations for the foundation.

Measurement and Reporting – 15%

  • Determine with grantees key performance indicators and metrics of success for all grants, compile and evaluate the efficacy of materials created with foundation support, and report on the impact of each grant at the conclusion of its term.
  • Provide regular reports to senior leadership that evaluate grantees’ progress toward their outcomes and recommend any necessary pivots in strategy or approach.
  • Present on portfolio performance and strategy at biannual board meetings, prepare briefing materials for board members, and contribute to monthly updates to the board.
  • Ensure all proposals are in full compliance with laws governing private foundations.

Stakeholder Education and Engagement – 15%

  • Work with our Donor Resources team to leverage Gill Foundation investments to engage other institutional funders and individual donors.
  • Work with our Communications team to source content for monthly updates to partners, including updates from the field, briefings by grantees, and collaboration opportunities.
  • Provide real-time updates on key developments and achievements to the Donor Resources and Communications team to inform stakeholders of the urgent work being done by grantees.
  • Assist the Donor Resources in the production of the foundation’s biennial OutGiving conference, including speaker identification and preparation, content creation, and staffing.

Key Qualifications

  • At least five years’ experience managing complex advocacy or public education campaigns.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Adept at research with the ability to quickly vet, consume, and synthesize large amounts of information from diverse sources.
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinker who can quickly turn ideas into action.
  • Self-starter who can focus under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to debate ideas without ego interfering.
  • High personal and professional integrity and ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings.
  • Working knowledge or considerable interest in earned, paid, and social media tactics.
  • Familiarity with legal proceedings and/or administrative rule-making preferred.

Compensation

The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including base salary, health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary range for this position is $80k to $95k annually, DOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

To Apply

This position is based in Denver, CO. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@gillfoundation.org. Please, no phone calls.

Grants Manager

The Gill Foundation seeks a Grants Manager to facilitate the foundation’s grant-making operations through all stages of the process and with staff across all levels of the organization. As the “go to” person for legal compliance and technical assistance, the Grants Manager is an adept project manager who leads the strategic design and use of data systems to drive docket timelines, manage and reconcile budgets, and ensure adherence to laws governing private foundations. This position reports to the Chief Strategy Officer, and oversees the Grant and Program Assistant.

The ideal candidate will embody the following traits:

  • Believes in the vision of the Gill Foundation, fosters a mission-driven culture, and models the foundation’s core values of being nimble, pragmatic, and innovative.
  • Sets and meets high expectations of yourself and your colleagues, placing a premium on continuous learning and accountability for results.
  • Models a “get to yes” approach, seeking out data and strategies that could improve our work.
  • Exercises independent judgment and initiative to ensure information flows quickly, deadlines are met, and details are flawless.
  • Thrives in a team-centered environment, whole heartedly implements whatever decision is made, and contributes to the success of the whole team.

Deliverables

Grants Management – 50%

  • Oversees the grant-making process from proposal intake to final reports, ensuring all documentation is final and all information is current in the foundation’s database.
  • Works closely with the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer to track grants, manage and adjust budgets, and ensure reconciliation across systems.
  • Drives the docket timeline, ensuring program staff are aware of and meet deadlines, and providing forms and templates to facilitate efficiency, accuracy, and consistency.
  • Ensures grant files meet IRS, legal, audit, and foundation requirements and standards.
  • Prepares and processes grant dockets, amendments, sweeps, and waivers.
  • Trains staff in the grant-making process and database, creates user guides, and provides technical assistance when needed.
  • Supervises the Grant and Program Assistant in processing grant applications, maintaining the grants database, and supporting the programs team through research and data entry.

Legal Compliance – 30%

  • Manages the legal compliance process for grant-making, conducting initial and final review of grant applications, write-ups, contracts, and final reports.
  • Provides guidance to program staff on identifying and resolving compliance issues with legal counsel and grantees, including biannual compliance trainings for all staff.
  • Elevates trends and issues to senior team and legal counsel.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact with our attorney on compliance matters, and organizes an annual visit by our attorney to the foundation for a compliance briefing.
  • Orchestrates internal audits of emails, calendars, documents, etc.

Data Integrity and Maintenance – 10%

  • Oversees the grants database and ensures integrity and legal compliance of data through quarterly screens of the system.
  • Customizes and maintains the user interface to create ease of use and accurate input of data.
  • Manages system upgrades on a clear schedule with staff participation to test and refine changes.
  • Strategizes with staff about the most effective use and presentation of data, and provides timely responses to ad hoc requests.

Project Management – 10%

  • Supports the Chief Strategy Officer and Programs team in developing and tracking metrics of success and reporting against the foundation’s annual strategic framework.
  • Manages the process and timeline for assembling board books and presentations for board meetings, which occur three times per year.

Key Qualifications

  • At least seven years of experience managing complex, multi-user processes and systems.
  • Skilled in system design and project management with the ability to accomplish short-term tasks while keeping sight on long-term goals.
  • Extensive experience with planning, managing, and reconciling budgets.
  • Working knowledge of topics related to foundation operations and legal compliance.
  • Tech savvy, familiar with or able to quickly learn Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter who can deliver against timelines and remain focused under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and integrity with the confidence and ability to elevate issues, identify solutions, and enforce deadlines with tact and diplomacy.
  • Experience supervising and developing staff.

Compensation

The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including base salary, health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary range for this position is $70k to $85k, annually, DOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

To Apply

This position is based in Denver, CO. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to opportunities@gillfoundation.org. Please, no phone calls.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, genetic characteristics, military status, conditions relating to pregnancy or childbearing, and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The foundation’s policy is in full compliance with all applicable laws and applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.