If you are seeking to work within a dynamic, mission-based, nonprofit organization that favorably impacts the lives of individuals in our community each and every day, we strongly encourage you to apply. Our full position description is below. Applicants should submit a cover email and resume by January 30, 2018, to info@CommunityFoundationLF.org No phone calls, please.
The Community Foundation is accepting applications for full-time executive level position.
The Community Foundation offers annual and sick leave benefits and well as paid holidays and SIMPLE IRA retirement. At this time, it does not offer any healthcare.
The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties follows an equal opportunity employment practices and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations.
Director – Nonprofit Programs & Grants
Overview of Position
The Director – Nonprofit Program & Grants reports to the President/CEO, working closely with the organization’s volunteers, committees, and donors and is assigned to carry out all duties and responsibilities on behalf of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
The Board of Directors, or committee so assigned by the Board, must approve the compensation of this staff member annually. This position is being created in 2018 based on funding from grants and gifts from community investors.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Director – Nonprofit Programs & Grants is a senior member of staff charged with guiding the strategic leadership initiatives within the Community Foundation. The position also directly oversees and directs media outreach and communications, grantmaking, and training programs for area nonprofit leaders and organizations and supports programs in donor education.
Organizational Leadership (20%)
Partnering with the President to monitor and evaluate organizational development for continuous improvement;
Shapes and implements organizational priorities and organizational infrastructure to support the realization of the Community Foundation’s strategic goals;
Participates in organizational processes for strategic planning, budgeting and review, organizational learning;
Supports the Executive Director to implement, monitor and evaluate institutional policies, strategic plans and systems;
Presents information, analysis and stories about grantee partners to different audiences, including funders;
Represents the Community Foundation at various programs and events
Organizational Scholarships and Grantmaking (30%)
Works closely with all Community Foundation Board-authorized Scholarship Committees and community contacts to distribute scholarship announcements and guidelines, and coordinates Committee interviews with prospective awardees. Performs necessary due diligence and record keeping for all scholarship recipients, including scholarship check requests for distribution. Maintains liaison communications with Loudoun County schools.
Pursues creation of an Alumni giving program.
Establishes and maintains the Community Foundation’s scholarships records, due diligence processes, and grant distribution procedures.
Acquires familiarity with the region’s needs and nonprofit sector to shape the support the grant-making programs and other specific projects in an effective and responsive manner.
Oversees and administers the Community Foundation’s grants programs such as Give Choose, Forward Turn, and Loudoun Impact Fund
Serves fund holders with grants requests, due diligence oversight, and record keeping.
Community Marketing (30%)
Develops and implements an integrated strategic communications plan to advance the Community Foundation’s brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
Creates marketing/public relations strategy that will allow the Community Foundation’s leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers
Supports development of all Community Foundation print communications including the annual report, marketing collateral materials and electronic communications; manage relationships with associated vendors
Writes and releases outreach to media to publicize Community Foundation Board Leadership, executive leaders, donors and events
Actively engages, cultivates and manages press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding Community Foundation programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
Oversees the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development
Nonprofit Service and Public Outreach (20%)
Develops and administers charitable leadership learning workshops and programs to strengthen nonprofit capacity through the Nonprofit Academy and Social Impact Institute
Supports donor education programs such as an annual Philanthropy Summit
Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications
Education: At least a four-year degree or equivalent.
Minimum three years in-depth knowledge of and commitment to the nonprofit or business sector at a senior staff or executive level;
Experience with fundraising systems and mechanisms specific to nonprofit corporations;
Knowledge of and commitment to the community foundation concept and structure, preferably through professional experience;
Broad knowledge of the foundation and corporate giving fields and the use of grants to achieve charitable objectives;
A resident of Loudoun or Northern Fauquier County is highly desirable;
Experience in public presentation and representation including the ability to work effectively with well-connected individuals, community, institutional, and governmental leaders;
Experience working with volunteers and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the Board, committees, and related resources;
Leadership, drive, vision, and an inspirational commitment to the community foundation model;
Ability to take direction, learn new tasks and approaches to problems and challenges, and work closely in a small office setting.
Every staff member employed by the Community Foundation is expected to possess:
- High energy and a positive attitude
- A dedication to quality and accuracy
- An ability to work well with co-workers; especially in a small office
- An ability to fulfill the job requirements with minimal supervision
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure.
- A commitment to confidentiality
The individual performing in this position is expected to possess:
- Strong oral and written communication skills particularly related to financial information and concepts;
- An ability to use computer software including, but not limited to word-processing, email, spreadsheets, databases, integrated financial applications;
- Capacity to work independently in a productive manner with minimal supervision.
Persons working in this position are expected to possess:
- Strong oral and written communication skills particularly related to financial information and concepts
- An ability to use computer software including, but not limited to word-processing, email, spreadsheets, databases, integrated financial applications.
- Capacity to work independently in a productive manner with minimal supervision
- Ability to qualify as a notary public and pass background checks
Mid-range salary is $56,000.