This job has expired

Senior Advisor, Global Philanthropists Circle - Europe (remote)

The Synergos Institute
Closing date
20 Mar 2021
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Senior Advisor, Global Philanthropists Circle - Europe (remote)

About Synergos
Synergos is a global organization helping solve complex issues by advancing Bridging Leadership 
which builds trust and collective action. We believe in the power of building trust - it’s how we 
create regenerative solutions.

The Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) is a network of families from more than 30 
countries who share Synergos’ commitment to create a more just, equitable, peaceful and 
regenerative world. The GPC is a brave space for leaders to come together, imagining new ways to 
address  our society’s most pressing needs. Our work is underpinned by a belief that philanthropy 
is at its most impactful when it is rooted in humility, inclusion, and trust. Our global, remote 
team of 12 is based out of  New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Prague, Johannesburg and Hong Kong.

What we do:
•     Steward members through curated membership journeys
•     Convene members through a regular series of in-person and digital events.
•     Catalyze collective action through member connections, partnerships, and our 
collaborative communities.

The Role
We  are  seeking  a  full-time  independent  contractor  (remote)  to  represent  Synergos  and  
the  Global Philanthropists Circle in Europe.  Engagement will run for a period of one year subject 
for renewal.

You will be working with the GPC at a unique moment in time. We continue to conduct activities 
virtually until at least fall 2021. Our activities and individual member engagement are all focused 
on helping the community take on the world’s most urgent challenges through transformative actions. 
This year also marks our 20ᵗʰ anniversary.

Moreover, this is a crucial moment for the field of philanthropy as a whole. With climate 
emergency, political  and  cultural  polarization,  and  social  justice  uprisings,  
philanthropists  at  all  levels  are  being challenged to step up and adapt to the demands and 
growing needs this moment imposes on each of us. The GPC is committed to supporting philanthropist 
in the evolution of their practices and counts on its team to help lead and drive these important 
discussions about the future of philanthropic action. You will have an important leadership role in 
driving transformation in the European region and helping the GPC team meet its global goal of 
supporting a community of philanthropist that are truly creating a more just, loving and 
regenerative world.


•     Serve as primary relationship manager for approx. 20 GPC member families 
(currently), as well as UK-based Board members and donors.
•     Develop and execute yearly engagement plans and projects for each family, designed 
to support their learning, collaboration, connectivity, and overall growth as givers.
•      Extend relationship management support for Circle members to connect them with 
ideas, opportunities, partners and other resources.

•     With team support, engage, identify and recruit European philanthropists and social 
investors to be GPC members.
•     Collaborating with the global GPC team, design and implement programs and events 
(digital or in-person) for members that advance the Synergos mission vis a vis the GPC platform and 
community, with a specific focus on Europe.
•     Build stronger visibility of Synergos and the GPC in Europe by representing the 
network at external philanthropy meetings and cultivating relationships and partnerships in the 
•     Stay abreast of current philanthropy and social change practices and trends.
•     Support and contribute to activities throughout the organization, as needed.


Candidates for this position must have the following:
•     At least 6 years of progressive experience
•     Experience in senior level relationship cultivation and management
•     Experience working in the field of philanthropy and clear understanding and 
perspective on current challenges in the field.
•     Experience in program management and design
•     Speak English fluently in addition to a second language.
•     Responsive in communication, quick to action
•     Excellent written and verbal communication
•     Attentive to detail and unafraid to take on all tasks, big and small.
•     Comfort working on a matrixed and distributed team.
•     Desire and comfort working at a multiracial organization committed to Diversity, 
Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
•     Self-driven and accountable to project deliverables and outcomes
•     Openness to learn and/or use new and multiple technology platforms (such as Teams,

Extraordinary candidates for this job will have all of the above and the following nice to have 
•     Experience working on a distributed, global team across multiple time zones.
•     Experience in events and cross functional project management
•     Experience in philanthropic program design and content
•     Thought leader with interest in producing and disseminating content on current 
topics as they relate to philanthropy.
•     Fluency in French or German
•     Experience working within shared decision-making processes.
•     Able to manage up and across lines of reporting.

•     Full-time engagement
•     Fully remote
•     May require domestic and international travel. (NB: Synergos has postponed all staff 
travel until further notice).
•     Preferred location in Europe

Synergos is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal 
opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of 
race, color, sex (including gender identity, nonconformity, presentation  or expression), sexual 
orientation, religion, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any 
other characteristic made unlawful  to  consider  by  applicable  federal,  state,  or  local  
laws.   We  encourage  individuals  of  all backgrounds to apply.
In addition, Synergos is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in accordance with the 
Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an 
accommodation in connection with your application or are contacted for an employment opportunity 
and require accommodation, please advise
To apply: Send your resume and a cover letter to Applications are being 
considered on a rolling basis with a deadline of Mar 28, 2021.


Synergos is a global organization helping solve complex issues around the world by advancing bridging leadership, which builds trust and collective action. We believe in the power of building trust. It’s how we create regenerative solutions around the world.

Synergos creates, promotes, and sustains trust and collaboration among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities. We foster successful collaborations by building trust, designing and implementing change processes, and enhancing the effectiveness of bridging leaders and institutions.

Find Us
3 east 54th street
New York
United States
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert