Careers at THF

There are currently one position open at the Foundation:
1) Vice President, Operations & Development



T. Howard Foundation (THF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization located in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. The Foundation’s mission is to promote diversity in media and entertainment by increasing the number of underrepresented groups and under-served communities within the industry. This is accomplished via its comprehensive Internship and Career & Alumni Services Programs, as well as the Diversity Partners initiative. The Foundation’s programs and services are supported by the annual Diversity Awards Dinner and various fees for services.



Under the supervision of the President and CEO, the Vice President, Operations & Development will oversee Administration and Program Operations and play a significant role in the fundraising activities of the Foundation.  The vice president will also be responsible for identifying new opportunities for the enhancement of programs and services as well as the annual fundraising dinner. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with senior staff and manage the Foundation’s operations in the absence of the President.


  • Manage the overall operations of the Foundation in the absence of the President
  • Assist the President with correspondence to members of the Board of Directors, as well as members of various committees of the board
  • Assist the Senior Management Team with the development and implementation of special projects and events
  • Assist President with fundraising activities such as: special events fundraising, proposal writing, coordinating program participation in the annual fundraising dinner and research funding opportunities
  • Supervise and work with the Administrative Coordinator regarding management of accounts payable and receivables
  • Manage and supervise consistent updating of marketing materials, the website, blogs and various social media sites
  • Manage the recruitment and on-boarding of new employees
  • Submit bi-monthly time and attendance to accounting assistant for processing of payroll
  • Review and approve all check requests prior to submitting to President for signature
  • Make sure that remote bank deposits are made in a timely manner and receipts are filed according to procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by the President


  • Candidate must have a minimum 5 – 10 years of senior management experience within a non-profit organization
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Mastered preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Experience developing and/or enhancing programs and services
  • Working knowledge of special events fundraising and proposal writing
  • Experience managing to an organization’s annual budget
  • Comfortable working with a board of directors and senior corporate executives
  • Able to travel to meetings and events


Salary commensurate with experience. THF offers excellent benefits including 100% employer-paid healthcare, long and short-term disability, and life insurance for employees, transit/parking subsidy, access to FSA and 403b plans, most federal holidays, 2 weeks’ vacation, and paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s.


  • Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to by Friday, September 27, 2019 by 5pm. Your email must contain the subject line: Vice President, Operations & Development. Applications without a cover letter or salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please.