Managing Director of Programs

Hiring Company/Organization: Crankstart

About Crankstart

Crankstart is a private foundation based in the Bay Area dedicated to working collaboratively on immediate problems and underlying causes. Crankstart partners with leaders and organizations that demonstrate know-how in areas of critical need, including education, arts and sciences, economic and racial justice, immigration, civic engagement, and environmental action.

Position Description

The Managing Director of Programs will direct the foundation’s grantmaking, working closely with the CEO and board on all matters related to foundation programs, ensuring that each area advances the foundation’s goals to be a strategic, collaborative, responsive, equity-rooted grantmaker.  The Managing Director will build, manage, and mentor a small program staff, thoughtfully overseeing the addition of new staff to meet the foundation’s ambitious goals in the coming years.  The ideal candidate is an inspiring philanthropic generalist with ten or more years of leadership experience, including in a grantmaking organization.

How to Apply

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and
qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by
email to All correspondence will remain confidential.