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Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Job Description: 


Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a regional catalyst, connector and collaborator. We bring together the resources and skills of donors, business, government and community to solve some of our region’s toughest challenges. We promote philanthropy in our region and support philanthropists to invest with impact. Through advocacy, research, policy and grantmaking, we seek systemic solutions to drive enduring community change. Learn more at


This is a full-time, exempt position in Mountain View, California.

SVCF’s work environment is based on a holistic wellness approach and therefore, has embraced a hybrid remote/office work environment. All SVCF team members must be based and hold residency in California and must be able to regularly attend team and staff meetings, trainings and other gathering in Mountain View when required.  This position is required to be in the office twice a week.

All SVCF employees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.  New employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination prior to onboarding.  New employees can be considered for a medical or religious accommodation by providing the appropriate accommodation documentation.  Documentation is provided upon request to Human Resources. 

Submit a resume with cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Silicon Valley Community Foundation and its team. Be prepared to share a portfolio of previous work examples relevant to the essential job duties, upon request. Internal candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources department directly. 


Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Community Action, Policy and Strategy, this position will serve as one of the community foundation’s key external-facing leaders overseeing the design and implementation of SVCF’s strategic initiatives in housing, early childhood development and financial stability.

This position will develop, operationalize and communicate SVCF’s strategic initiatives and direction across the organization and to a community of stakeholders. Using SVCF’s new strategic direction as a guide, this position will develop initiatives, projects and policy, as well as align the resources to carry out SVCF’s strategy. This position will connect SVCF’s strategic initiatives to its community action grantmaking, capacity and movement building initiatives and community partnerships.


SVCF is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in the region. The Foundation seeks a leader with a demonstrated track record of resource development and donor engagement; commitment to the power of community philanthropy and the common good; strong curiosity and the desire to continue learning; a collegial work style; a sense of humor; the ability to inspire, motivate and mentor a team of content experts; and the dedication to work hard toward the foundation’s mission of promoting philanthropy and improving the quality of life in the region.

Please visit our careers page to learn more and to apply.