Program Director, Legacy Programs


Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is seeking applications and nominations for the role of Program Director, Legacy Programs. Reporting to the Managing Program Director, this role oversees the Southern California legacy grantee program and public media partners.  Founded by the late Margaret A. Cargill, MACP supports efforts to enhance quality of life for children, families, and seniors; preserve and promote the environment and the arts; assist in the response to, and recovery from natural disasters and encourage the humane treatment of animals. MACP actively partners with capable organizations to make a lasting difference for individuals and communities, with particular attention overlooked causes. With $8 billion in assets, MACP is among the top ten grantmakers in the United States. In 2020, MACP’s national and international grantmaking efforts consisted of 454 grants, totaling more than $260 million.

The Program Director, Legacy Programs will provide support to Southern California beneficiary organizations specifically named by our founder, Margaret Cargill. In partnership with a talented team, the new Program Director will develop, manage, and lead legacy grantmaking programs in Southern California and our program with PBS nationally; serve as a member of the MACP Program Leadership Team in support of organization-wide goals; and provide effective leadership for program staff including mentorship and talent development opportunities and contribute to positive organizational culture that is reflective of MACP values.

This position is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with the salary range starting at $200,000. Full description can be found here.


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This search is being led by Cara Pearsall and Britni Russell Bianchi of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via this link.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.