McKnight is hiring Vibrant & Equitable Communities Program Director


McKnight Foundations seek an experienced leader to guide their new Vibrant & Equitable Communities program, focused on advancing a more equitable and inclusive Minnesota. The goal of the program, anchored in McKnight’s core value of equity, is to build a vibrant future for all Minnesotans with shared power, prosperity, and participation.

The Vibrant & Equitable Communities Program Director will drive programmatic strategy, innovation, and fresh approaches to advance the goal of the new program and inform how we do our work. The Program Director will be a strategic thinker and proven program developer, leading the new programming area statewide in Minnesota, while demonstrating skills in navigating strategic tensions, creating durable bridges across sectors, geographies, and stakeholders, and approaching problems from different vantage points, all in service of the program’s goals. This role will lead and work closely with a group of program officers responsible for developing strategic programming in economic mobility, equitable development, and civic engagement.

Please direct all inquiries about this position to the search firm CohenTaylor at

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