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PEAK Grantmaking


We are a vibrant, member-led community of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. We strive to advance grantmaking, so grantmakers and grantseekers can best achieve their missions. Our staff team of experts in their respective fields work together—in our Washington, D.C., office and from remote locations—to empower our members. Join us in fueling change for good.

Open Positions

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

PEAK Grantmaking advances the field of grantmaking so that grantmakers and grantseekers can best achieve their missions. As the professional home for seasoned and emerging grants management leaders, PEAK creates space for members to learn from each other and bring innovation to their home institutions. As an organization with members working at the nexus of craft and impact in an evolving philanthropic sector, PEAK Grantmaking is leading a conversation about values-based grantmaking. With a network of 4,400 individual members and 372 organizational members, and supported by a talented staff of twelve, PEAK has reached a pivotal time of growth and organizational transformation. PEAK now seeks its next President & CEO to carry forward a vision and strategy that elevates the profession and field of grants management as key contributors to philanthropic strategy and effectiveness. 

The President & CEO will work closely with the Board and staff to articulate and implement a vision for the future of PEAK, ensuring a values-driven approach in which equity, diversity, inclusion, awareness of power dynamics in the craft of philanthropy, and a commitment to learning, sharing, and evolving are integrated and operationalized in the organizational strategy. He/she/they will engage PEAK membership and build the organizational value proposition, while also cultivating strong partnerships with the field of philanthropy serving organizations and the broader philanthropic sector. The President & CEO will be a seasoned leader with deep commitment to the field of philanthropy and a sophisticated understanding of the role that grants management plays in supporting the broader field of philanthropy in stewarding resources effectively and achieving impact. He/she/they will have demonstrated experience building community or creating a dynamic space that invites others in for learning and collaboration; ability to elevate areas of collective interest and champion compelling ideas to meaningful action. He/she/they will be a supportive team leader and manager with the skills to guide the organization through this transformative change. 

This search is being conducted by Katherine Jacobs, Linh Nguyen, and Cara Pearsall of NPAG

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