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At Episcopal Impact Fund, every employee plays an important role in supporting our mission of promoting innovative, long-term solutions to address the root causes of poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Inspired by the teachings of the gospel, we share a vision of a world without poverty. We are a nonprofit grant-making organization and the outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

If you’re a person who is dedicated, detail oriented, works with high integrity, and have a desire to learn, contribute and succeed, we invite you to review and apply for position(s) listed below.

Episcopal Impact Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Openings

Executive Director


Job posted 10/2021

Episcopal Impact Fund supports organizations that address the root causes of poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area, both financially and through mentorship and guidance. Inspired by the teachings of the gospel, the Impact Fund shares a vision of a world without poverty. The Impact Fund is a nonprofit grant-making organization and the outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

The Impact Fund advances pathways out of poverty through its ability to select, partner, and invest in some of the most effective poverty-fighting organizations throughout the Diocese of California, which encompasses the 5-county Bay Area.  By pooling the resources of donors, the Impact Fund provides meaningful grants, technical assistance, and professional support to 30 organizations that serve 45,000 people each year.

The Impact Fund addresses the most critical needs of the community including affordable housing, access to healthcare and education, and environmental justice for low-income communities.  These are critical interventions that help stem the tide of rising inequality and poverty in the Bay Area. The need is great and the Impact Fund's work today on behalf of those living in poverty is more important than ever.

Position Overview

Episcopal Impact Fund seeks a talented Executive Director who will have overall strategic, fiscal (i.e. Fundraising), and operational responsibility for Episcopal Impact Fund’s staff, programs, and execution of its mission.

Reporting Relationships

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, including the Bishop of California, who serves as Chair of the Board.  The Executive Director manages the equivalent of 2.5 staff members.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the Impact Fund, including Board relations, finance, grant programs, strategic planning, events, and partner relationships.

  • Oversee last year of Episcopal Impact Fund’s current strategic plan and lead process to create a new strategic plan.

  •  Manage three grant cycles per year ensuring that Episcopal Impact Fund grants are impactful and efficiently managed.

  • Assume responsibility for Episcopal Impact Fund’s congregational housing initiative, working with congregations and the Diocese to repurpose nonstrategic property for affordable housing.

  • Oversee all aspects of fundraising, including major gifts, a fundraising gala, annual appeals and planned giving.

  • Participate in cultivation of prospective and existing donors.

  •  Oversee development of financial reports and annual operating budget (currently approximately $1.2 million) and manage approximately $21.6 million endowment (working with part-time CFO).

  • Ensure that annual outside financial review or audit is conducted and that any recommendations are implemented.

  • Support and develop staff including creating individual work plans, providing ongoing supervision and support, conducting performance reviews, and assuring that personnel policies are up-to-date and observed.

  •  Manage process to recruit board members to advance the mission of Episcopal Impact Fund.

  • Attend all meetings of the board and executive committee and other committee meetings as appropriate and ensure agendas and supporting materials are provided and accurate minutes are taken.

  •  Provide regular comprehensive reports to the board, oversee production of monthly newsletters, and engage in regular diocesan and congregational communications.

  • Oversee all public and press relations, and web and social media presence; represent Episcopal Impact Fund to external audiences, including donors, the national church, partner agencies, congregations, nonprofit leaders, and others concerned with the nonprofit sector.

  • Oversee data management, technology consultants, and web presence.

  • Stay current and maintain nonprofit management best practices.

  • Other duties as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

  • Five or more years of nonprofit management experience, including working in partnership with board  of directors

  • Proven organizational management experience

  • Experience building successful collaborative partnerships

  • Ability to recruit, manage, and motivate volunteers including the Board of Directors

  • Experience raising funds through annual fund, major gifts, planned gifts and event fundraising activities

  • Ability to create and implement a strategic plan

  • Decisive, supportive, and inclusive leader

  • Ability to embrace ambiguity

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Able to independently develop and execute initiatives toward larger goals

  • Well-organized; able to keep multiple threads of activity and relationships moving forward

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Tenacious

  • Enjoys building networks among disparate groups of people

  • Optimistic, ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Demonstrated passion for the mission of Episcopal Impact Fund


Salary or Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $140,000 to $160,000 plus full benefits.

To demonstrate our commitment to equity and equal pay for all, Cook Silverman Search will continue to post salary ranges on all its job descriptions moving forward. The practice of not posting salaries perpetuates the gender wage gap and discriminates against people of color by causing individuals to negotiate from a disadvantaged starting point.


To Apply

To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at apply@cooksilverman.com.

All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential.


Episcopal Impact Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.