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Posted: 03/04/2015

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

ABOUT THE FUND Founded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The RBF’s grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding, and Sustainable Development. Though the Fund pursues its three program interests in a variety of geographic contexts, it has identified several specific locations on which to concentrate cross-programmatic attention. The Fund refers to these as “RBF pivotal places”: subnational areas, nation-states, or cross-border regions that have special importance with regard to the Fund’s substantive concerns and whose future will have disproportionate significance for the future of a surrounding region, an ecosystem, or the world. The Fund currently works in three pivotal places: New York City, Western Balkans, and Southern China. Through its grantmaking, the Fund supports efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy. The Fund’s programs are intended to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include government, business, and civil society. Respect for cultural diversity and ecological integrity pervades the Fund’s activities. ABOUT THE POCANTICO CENTER In addition to overseeing the stewardship of the historic buildings, collections and gardens, the Pocantico Center is a venue for conferences and meetings on critical issues related to the mission of the RBF. It also serves as a community resource and offers public access through a visitation program, lectures, and cultural events, as well as support to artists and arts organizations in the greater New York City area. Located 20 miles north of Manhattan in the Pocantico Historic Area, The Pocantico Center is managed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of its agreement with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Professional Opportunity
Tarrytown, NY

Must have knowledge of preservation and/or architecture, including ability to interpret construction documents while managing numerous projects simultaneously. Strong Microsoft Word and Excel experience is required, as well as knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and databases. The successful candidate will have a collegial and collaborative work style, and will supervise vendors and contractors.


Additionally, each employee is expected to:


·         Understand and support the philanthropic mission of the RBF;

·         Respect and value those who partner with or request assistance from the RBF;

·         Manage the resources of the RBF in a manner that maximizes the funds available for charitable activity;

·         Appreciate the value of diversity initiatives and equal opportunity in all work relationships;

·         Respect the contribution of each employee of the RBF and support colleagues in fulfilling their individual responsibilities;

·         Appreciate differences in perspectives and point of view and work collaboratively with colleagues toward shared goals and objectives; and

·         Commit time to RBF activities and conversations that strengthen the Funds culture and improve its effectiveness.


Education, Experience & Knowledge


The position requires a bachelors degree in a related field with three years of relevant experience, or a masters degree in preservation or architecture, with two years of relevant experience. Foundation and/or other nonprofit experience is preferred.

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How to apply
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, a generous benefits package, and a pleasant work environment. To apply, please send a letter explaining your interest in the position and detailing your qualifications along with a resume to employment@rbf.org using the subject line ‘Preservation Operations Associate.’ This position is located at The Pocantico Center at 200 Lake Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591. The application deadline is March 27, 2015. You may also mail your application materials to: Rockefeller Brothers Fund Attn: Human Resources – Preservation Operations Associate 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900 New York, NY 10115 No telephone or fax inquiries, please. For additional information about the RBF, please visit our website at www.rbf.org.
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900
New York, NY 10115

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