About the Organization
The Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation (LAAF.org) aims to be the leader in programs and resources at the intersection of women, giving and leadership. LAAF.org is an operating (non-grantmaking) foundation on a mission to inspire, educate and empower ALL individuals to give, live and lead in a way that matters more.
A young, evolutionary organization, LAAF.org democratizes access to free, highest quality digital educational resources and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s decades of experience as a social entrepreneur, philanthropic leader and Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) academic. Currently LAAF.org fuels programs and research in three main program areas: giving, women in leadership and intentionally inclusive leadership (the Founder’s new model of “Legacy Leadership”). These initiatives include the Founder’s Stanford GSB courses and accompanying case studies, curricula and learning notes; The Legacy Leaders Speaker Series and additional leadership events; MOOCs; and other resources for givers and leaders at all stages.
For the next three to five years, LAAF.org’s primary programmatic focus is its women in leadership portfolio and the foundation’s resources will be allocated to create resources and drive impact in this area accordingly. During this period, the giving (formerly strategic philanthropy) portfolio will be reassessed to focus on individual giving, as well as identify opportunities to optimize LAAF.org’s approach for this program area such as partnering with other organizations to produce and disseminate content, potentially compressing the giving-focused GSB course into an accelerated format and more. Finally, the LAAF.org team will map the inclusive leadership ecosystem to determine what, if any, unique point of opportunity exists for the foundation beyond The Legacy Leaders Speaker Series that highlights the experiences and perspectives of diverse and intentionally inclusive leaders. At this time, there is no dedicated staff for the inclusive leadership portfolio.
The Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation office is in Menlo Park, CA. To learn more, visit LAAF.org.
Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including significant experience developing digital content platforms, as well as managing teams and developing people in a workplace setting. Enthusiasm for leading mission-driven teams, projects or other groups is a must. Candidates ideally have an advanced degree in management and/or administration (e.g., MBA, MPA, MPM).
A demonstrated interest in education, women’s leadership, giving and philanthropy and related content development is fundamental. Candidates must have experience launching new programs, initiatives and/or products that integrate digital and social media. A track record of creating strategy, then developing strategic plans with clear projects, budgets and outcome measures to gauge success is essential.