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Manager, Livingston Fellowship Program, Arts & Social Change Grantmaking

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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
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Denver Metro
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The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is seeking a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and collaborative leader with the capacity to manage community focused programs and complex multi-year projects. The Foundation is looking for an individual with a commitment to advancing our work fostering professional development for senior nonprofit executives, integrating the Foundation’s commitment to equity, and supporting the arts and culture in Denver.

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to ensuring Denver is a vibrant city with relevant and compelling arts and culture accessible to all, and filled with passionate, collaborative and effective non-profit leaders in every sector whose efforts improve the lives of the people of the Denver region. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring our grantmaking, Livingston Fellowship program and community engagement operate in a way that embraces equity in all of our work. We are committed to an inclusive, transparent, and collaborative culture.

Areas of Responsibility

Position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide vision, leadership, strategic direction, and implementation of the Livingston Fellowship Program.
  • Establish effective working relationships and work collaboratively with current and alumni Livingston Fellows as well as Bonfils-Stanton Foundation teammates.
  • Facilitate the new Fellow selection process.
  • Oversee the newly named Fellows development plans
  • Monitor progress of Livingston Fellowship program in achieving key objectives
  • Identify and execute regular convenings for Fellows to interact with one another and learn from inspiring leaders, including through strategic partnerships, “leadership lunches” and the annual Celebration of Leadership event. Engage the Fellows to inform and guide choice of speakers, topics, and structure of these events.
  • Stay abreast of emerging issues and trends in nonprofit leadership and development and share insights with Fellows, staff, and Board as appropriate.
  • Represent the Foundation in the Leadership Funders Group, a national association of funders that invest in leadership.
  • Work with the Director of Grants Programs to promote and advance the work of the arts & culture in Denver through the lens of social justice. This may include serving as staff liaison to the Arts in Society grant program as well as other potential grantmaking initiatives that directly address societal issues through the arts.
  • Work with the President to ensure that a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion is applied to the Livingston Fellowship Program and other program areas of responsibility. In addition, as part of the entire staff and board team, work continuously to ensure the Foundation operates in an anti-racist, inclusive manner.
  • Other projects as requested.
  • Reports to the President
  • A strong commitment to the Foundation’s vision, mission, and equity values.
  • Sound leadership skills and the ability to motivate, coach, and educate while fostering a strong team mentality.
  • The capacity for working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong relationship management skills with a good sense of people and an aptitude to adapt communication style and approach depending on the individual.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and in a team-oriented environment both within the Foundation and with external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, analyze complex information, and offer creative, practical, and high-impact solutions.
  • Highly effective verbal communication and writing skills, to present to a range of audiences with the confidence to establish credibility, be decisive, influence others, and effect change.
  • A strong work ethic, with the highest level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Knowledge of Denver’s nonprofit sector, including the cultural sector is a strong plus.


Salary range is $80-125,000 FTE, commensurate with background and experience; a generous benefits package is offered, including health insurance as well as dental and vision care insurance, vacation, holiday and an employer 401k contribution. We are open to discussion regarding whether the position is full time or part time.


The Bonfils-Stanton 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.

How To Apply


Submit resume and a cover letter to by August 19, 2020.

Please, no phone calls or in-person inquiries.

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