The Women’s Foundation is seeking application for a Chief Development Officer. This outstanding opportunity will oversee the development and implementation of strategies designed to maximize funding to support Women’s Foundation research, policy, Appointments Project®, expansion, and execution of the mission to advance all women’s economic and civic leadership.

Position Summary

  • This newly created position reports directly to a highly respected and committed President & CEO and leads a growing team. Key accountabilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction with all long-term strategic and operational planning, and programs related to fund development efforts.

  • Take the leadership role in prospecting for new donors, further developing current ones, and solicit major gifts through cultivating and fostering relationships with key funders throughout Kansas City, the region and nationally.

  • Actively engage and energize the staff, volunteers, board members, funders, and strategic partnering organizations.

  • Directly supervises assigned development staff by developing and coaching to create a motivated, high performing team to reach the strategic goals of Women’s Foundation.

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in a fund development leadership position; with a strong focus on individual, corporate and foundation giving.

  • A strong passion for the mission to advance all women’s economic and civic leadership.

  • Demonstrated highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentation skills leading to developing and maintaining positive relationships with a broad spectrum of donors/prospects.

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams and to work closely with a volunteer Board of Directors.

  • Strong relationship management skills and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed leadership style.

Please direct all inquiries to:

OMNI Human Resource Management |Michelle Anderson, Vice President of Executive Search 913.653.8067

We are seeking applications for the Mayor Sly James - He's For Change Internship. See the job description below:

The Mayor Sly  James - He's for Change Internship

The Mayor Sly James – He’s for Change Intern will provide assistance to the programs of the Women’s Foundation including the Appointments Project™, as well as other aspects of non-profit administration.  This position provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in non-profit operations with a focus on promoting leadership and philanthropic education for women of all ages.  Interns may be required to work after hours to staff special events or activities.  

Program Internship Duties:

  • Specific duties include the following, but are not limited to interacting with Women’s Foundation constituents, assisting with database management for the Appointments Project™, assisting with event logistics for philanthropic education programs, and assistance with fund raising initiatives.


  • Internships with the Women’s Foundation are not paid, but offer valuable hands-on experience. This experience allows students to explore areas of interest and decide if this is an area for a potential career.

  • Class credit for an independent study may be available to students, and the Women’s Foundation will work to offer an internship experience that meets the Intern's school’s requirements for credit.


  • Detail oriented, able to follow directions, able to take initiative when needed

  • Outgoing and friendly personality, professional demeanor

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • Assist with planning and organizing special events and projects

  • Attend special events and meetings as needed

  • General office support including data entry, filing, etc.

  • Maintain professional appearance when interacting with the public and partner organizations; dress appropriately for duties assigned

Application Process:

  • This is an unpaid internship. Credit is available upon request.

  • All internships are based out of our office in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Resumes and cover letter must be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format

  • For any other questions or submit a resume, e-mail

  • No phone calls, please.