Program Officer - Community Impact
Position Title: Program Officer for Community Impact
Vice President, Grants and Community Impact
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG) is a public charity serving the greater Greensboro area in North Carolina. Under the direction of a volunteer board of community leaders the Foundation receives charitable funds from donors, invests those funds, distributes funds to charitable causes and provides services and grants to nonprofit agencies and the community.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is an equal opportunity employer and proudly embraces its guiding tenets of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- With the VP, manage the Foundation’s portfolio of activities in various fields of community impact such as housing, education, and workforce initiatives, including establishment of grantee relationships, grant proposal review, grant monitoring, and technical assistance.
- Review and analyze proposals according to Foundation guidelines; conduct site visits; interview potential grantees. Prepare and present analyses of grant requests for Foundation committees with guidance from VP.
- Manage and monitor project work plans and budgets
- Work directly with grantseekers to provide technical assistance on clarification of Foundation priorities, direction regarding application procedures, and feedback on proposals and other organizational issues.
- Contribute to database of grant information and process grant proposals including verifying for completeness and requesting additional information as needed
- Serve as program officer Community Impact grants by following up on monitoring and evaluating grants and grant programs
- Provide primary support for the Housing Committee
- Coordinate evaluation processes for relevant grants and activities and prepare analysis/evaluation reports for various grantmaking programs
- Conduct programmatic and technical research to shape and inform strategic grantmaking efforts
- Conduct research on critical issues identified through strategic plan objectives and analyze options for partnering with organizations and service providers
- Produce reports that summarize research findings
- Develop recommendations regarding best practices in housing, education, workforce development, and related fields
- Plan and implement community activities including forums, workshops, and information sessions.
- Organize convenings and signature programs such as community conversations on housing, education or topical summits.
- Coordinate agendas and develop program details with Committees, partners, and sponsors.
- Through community outreach, the Program Officer has extensive interaction with community organizations, volunteers, donors, staff, and others and is responsible for managing these relationships.
- Communicate frequently and appropriately with stakeholders involved in each project.
- Represent the Foundation in community activities
- Represent the Community Foundation in various education-related forums, events, workshops, and other civic affairs
- Attend meetings and events outside of regular office hours as needed.
G. Provide Planning and Logistical Support
- Serve on internal committees as needed
- Support projects that emerge as special opportunities in the community and for the Foundation.
- Maintain accurate contact report records, workflow steps, and profiles in CFGG databases
- Work with various staff to coordinate resources and promote initiatives
- Serve as member of interdepartmental teams to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Foundation.
- As needed, provide backup support for Grants Department’s Administrative Assistant
- Assist with overall Foundation functions as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of the Foundation in order to serve both internal and external customers
- Conducts self in a professional manner
- Follows and supports Foundation policies and procedures
- Maintains appropriate professional appearance
- Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for professional development
- Maintains confidentiality
- Maintains current knowledge of all changes affecting area of work
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals
- Provides proactive, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers
- Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others
- Participates in meetings or committees as needed
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the nonprofit or related field
- Accuracy and excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience working within CRM software and/or database management
- bility to gain the confidence and respect of donors and professional advisors as well as community foundation colleagues
- Ability to work effectively one-on-one as well as make effective formal presentations to large groups
- Strong understanding of nonprofit operations and familiarity with community issues and volunteerism is essential
- A broad and diverse knowledge of community issues and demographics with a strong individual network
- Working knowledge of community foundations and an understanding of charitable giving opportunities and strategies
- Superior verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy (including most primary office software packages), and competency in public speaking.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate several activities at one time.
- Excellent conceptual and analytical skills; ability to research and analyze information.
- Good sense of self with demonstrated qualities of integrity, loyalty, discretion, caring and self-motivation.
- An ongoing commitment to training in both areas of soft skills and technical skills to maintain and improve current skills and knowledge.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro