About ECMC Foundation
Our mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation.Learn More
Based in Los Angeles, ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis, which together work to help students succeed.
ECMC Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The diversity of staff is critical to our success and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Individuals who reflect the communities and student populations that ECMC Foundation prioritizes are encouraged to apply..
CohenTaylor is conducting the executive search for ECMC Foundation’s next President.
ECMC Foundation is a national, Los Angeles-based foundation whose mission is to improve higher education for career success among underserved populations through evidence-based innovation. The Foundation uses a range of funding methods including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments to support nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Since the inception of our strategic grantmaking in 2015, ECMC Foundation has committed more than $251 million in grants and program-related investments, impacting more than 1.2 million individuals. In 2023, the Foundation will increase grantmaking to $65 million.
To support the Foundation’s continued growth and impact, in 2022 the Board of Directors and Foundation leadership engaged in a strategic planning process. To drive systemic change, our grantmaking and investments will focus on three strategic priorities:
ECMC Foundation is part of ECMC Group, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Minneapolis. Created in 2000, the Foundation provided millions of dollars in scholarships nationwide. In 2014, ECMC Foundation decided to become more strategic in its giving, solidifying its grantmaking focus on postsecondary education. In 2018, the Foundation expanded its investment methods through Education Innovation Ventures, and more recently launched its special initiatives. For a comprehensive look at our evolution over the years, read our annual reports.
The ECMC Foundation President provides strategic and operational leadership and vision to ECMC Foundation which is based in Los Angeles, California. The President works to advance the Foundation's mission and strategy while serving as a trusted collaborator with partner organizations. The President serves as a key voice and thought leader on issues related to equity in education.
The President is an experienced leader bringing proven success in a shared corporate services model, capable of ensuring alignment across the whole of ECMC Foundation while maintaining a strong partnership with the broader ECMC Group enterprise to support fully achieving the ECMC Group vision and mission. This role works closely with the ECMC Foundation Board to ensure alignment of actions, tracking of measurable impact, and alignment with the strategic direction of the Foundation.
Launched in 2018, ECMC Foundation’s Education Innovation Ventures (EIV) program provides catalytic, risk capital to early-stage ventures working to increase postsecondary educational outcomes and economic mobility among learners who face systemic barriers. Through program-related investments, EIV’s capital generates impact alongside financial returns, which are recycled to fund further impact initiatives and drive changes in educational attainment and economic mobility for learners.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
At the onset of a new strategic plan, ECMC Foundation is seeking a Senior Associate for its Education Innovation Ventures (EIV) program. This hire will play a central role in building out EIV’s portfolio of early-stage ventures and social enterprises, using a range of investment tools (e.g. debt, equity, guarantees, and deposits) and ultimately supporting the vision of entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of higher education and work. Specifically, the Senior Associate will:
WHO YOU ARE
LOCATION AND COMPENSATION
ECMC Foundation is based in Downtown Los Angeles. At present, ECMC Foundation staff work from home three days a week and are expected in person at the office twice a week. ECMC Foundation offers an excellent total rewards package that includes a choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, 401(K) plan with up to 6% company match, 20 days paid time off, 10 paid holidays, education assistance programs, commuter subsidy, flexible spending account, and more.
If this opportunity speaks to you, please apply here with your 1) a cover letter that explains why ECMC Foundation’s work and this particular role excites you, 2) your resume. Please address your cover letter to Jessica Haselton. We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.
ECMC Foundation is committed to ensuring a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture built on a strong sense of belonging, where everyone feels seen, heard and encouraged to show up as their authentic self. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.