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Vice President, Community Investment

The vice president, community investment leads strategies to increase our community’s understanding and investment in areas of critical need in Forsyth County. The vice president leads the community investment team with a current portfolio of focus areas (advancing equity in education and building an inclusive economy), responsive grantmaking, student aid, and mission-aligned investing programs. The vice president is a highly skilled collaborator and communicator who can contribute toward bringing a bold vision for community change into action to ensure that Winston-Salem becomes a place where race no longer predicts life outcomes. This position reports to the president and serves on the Foundation’s leadership team.
Job description:
 All staff work together to live out the Foundation's mission, values, and equity commitment. Each person actively participates in education sessions, work groups, and other formal and informal opportunities to learn about and operationalize our shared commitment to racial equity.  

Community Investment Strategy
  • Stay attuned to the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing Forsyth County
  • Provide strategic direction for the Foundation’s focus areas (advancing equity in education and building an inclusive economy), responsive grantmaking, student aid and mission-aligned investing programs
  • Deftly deploy five forms of philanthropic capital (social, moral, intellectual, reputational and financial) to advance community investment strategies
  • Develop and implement targeted engagement strategies with impacted communities so their perspectives are centered in the Foundation’s community investment work
  • Stay abreast of new developments and trends in the areas where the Foundation invests to ensure strategies reflect the highest potential for impact
  • Lead the development and stewardship of the community investment grantmaking and operational budgets
  • Support the community investment and mission-aligned investing subcommittees of the Winston-Salem Foundation Committee to facilitate informed decision-making and leverage the influence and expertise of volunteers
Team Leadership
  • Lead and coach high-performing team members responsible for focus areas, responsive grantmaking, student aid and mission-aligned investing 
  • Support a culture of reflection and learning that informs decision-making
Community Leadership
  • Build and deepen trusting relationships across the local community to shape the Foundation’s strategies and facilitate connections for donors with a broad range of philanthropic interests
  • Maintain active networks with relevant peers in philanthropy, government, nonprofit sector and business community to facilitate collaborations and partnerships to leverage the Foundation’s resources and increase our impact
Organizational Leadership
  • Serve as a core member of the leadership team to support the growth and development of a highly integrated organization that uses all its resources for impact
  • Promote coordination and collaboration across Foundation departments to ensure the knowledge, insights and relationships cultivated through community investment are leveraged across work of the Foundation
  • Partner with the development and donor services team to share information and insights regarding changing community conditions with Foundation donors
  • Partner with the strategic initiatives team to share information and insights regarding local nonprofits and grantmaking decisions to realize synergies across the Foundation’s grantmaking and leverage opportunities for collaboration and learning
  • Increase Foundation awareness of philanthropic, social and community issues and innovative programs in the field
Other assignments and special projects as assigned by the President. 
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values
  • Track record of centering racial equity in community change work
  • Significant leadership experience in a community-focused organization
  • Proven track record leading, partnering with, listening to, inspiring, and supporting a talented and highly-engaged team to reach ambitious goals
  • Ability to leverage multiple tools of philanthropy; comfort taking risks and deploying capital to seed innovation and impact 
  • Strong systems-level analysis and comfort with ambiguity; adept at receiving complex information, making connections, synthesizing lessons and making meaning of data
  • Ability to build trusted relationships across cultural differences
  • Experience using learning and adaptation to guide decision-making 
  • Solid organizational management experience including developing and managing budgets, comfort with technology and ability to learn and adopt new computer programs
  • Active engagement in Forsyth County and surrounding communities is an added advantage 
The Foundation offers a hybrid work schedule where staff work in person for part of the week and have the option to work remotely on other days. Our office is in downtown Winston-Salem.

Salary range starts at $135,500, commensurate with experience. Benefits include generous paid time off (PTO) and holidays. Health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and parental leave begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Eligibility for the defined benefit retirement plan begins after one year of service. Other optional benefits include a flexible benefit plan, supplemental insurance with AFLAC, employee supplemental retirement plan, charitable match program and tuition and fee reimbursement.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is committed to building a staff that reflects the community served by the Foundation’s mission and strategic priorities and we invite applicants that represent our diverse community.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to People Development Partners at For best consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2023.

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