Program Director, Environment

Program Director, Environment

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Eden Prairie, MN   |   June 22, 2020

About Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Founded by the late Margaret A. Cargill, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) actively partners with capable organizations to make a lasting difference for individuals and communities, with particular attention to overlooked causes.

MACP develops and implements integrated grantmaking strategies across seven programmatic domains: Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity. MACP believes that the best way to make a lasting difference on issues they care about is by investing in long-term relationships with key grantees, strengthening their combined abilities to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Cultural values inspire MACP’s team to learn, create, and excel through strong relationships with one another, their grantee partners, and the communities where MACP funds programs. They are guided by a set of core values: making a difference, respect, excellence, learning, integrity, and humility. The culture is one of engagement, thoughtfulness, and ongoing discovery. And they are constantly inspired by the good work carried out by their grantee partners. MACP is a team of diverse individuals inspired by a common mission, shared values, and a desire to make a difference by working together.

MACP is comprised of two grantmaking entities, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Foundation, and their combined assets place them among the top ten foundations in the US. In 2019, their national and international grantmaking efforts consisted of 498 grants totaling more than $240M.

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The Opportunity

MACP is seeking a Program Director to oversee the environment grantmaking domain for the organization. Reporting to and collaborating with the Managing Program Director, the Program
Director, Environment will work with Program Officers and Associates, the Director, Program Operations, the Vice President, Programs, and other cross-functional colleagues in building, managing, and evaluating an effective grantmaking domain. This individual will be based in Eden
Prairie, Minnesota.

MACP recognizes that this search is unfolding during a very challenging time, when people around the world are navigating the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and social injustice issues. MACP’s mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment is more important than ever, and they need exceptionally talented leaders to help continue to advance this mission, especially in this critical moment.

If you are such a leader, please review this job description and consider joining the MACP team.