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Scholarships and Program Officer

The Scholarships and Program Officer manages Triangle Community Foundation’s scholarship program and one impact area. They will foster relationships with scholarship recipients, grantee partners, our network of donors and philanthropic organizations, advisory committees, and others connecting donor and community engagement. The Program Officer contributes significantly to the Foundation’s community leadership role, helping us deliver on our mission, vision, and values. This position is responsible for the following:
Job description:

Scholarships Management (50%) 

o   Manage donor-directed and discretionary scholarship programs:

o   Collaborate with Marketing and Communications for outreach and advertisement. 

o   Create and update application and evaluation forms annually. 

o   Review applications and communicate with interested students. 

o   Recruit, train, and lead scholarship program advisory committees in application review and selection processes. 

o   Communicate with donors regarding updates, donor-involved committees, required documentation, and information from students. 

o   Collect and process required scholarship documentation. 

o   Process scholarship payments. 

o   Oversee database record management for award activity. 

o   Review semester reports for all multi-year scholarships; process donor-specific update documents. 

o   Supervise seasonal part-time intern to support scholarships process. 


Grant Program Management (30%) 

o   Manage the Cultural Arts or Environmental Resilience grant programs: 
o   Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to update and publicize call for proposals. 
o   Update program documents including grant application, agreement, and reports. 
o   Recruit and train advisory committee members. 
o   Field nonprofit inquiries, screen proposals and complete due diligence for applicants. 
o   Facilitate advisory committees to make grant decisions. 
o   Process notifications and grant awards. 
o   Manage reporting, storytelling, and grantee stewardship. 
o   Support administration of other discretionary grantmaking programs and funds as needed.

Constituent Engagement (10%) 
  • Donors: Offer excellent service, communication, and relationship management to scholarship donors to ensure the Foundation is achieving their philanthropic objectives; explore ways to engage donors with program recipients, grant activity and impact, and learning opportunities; engage other corporate donors and foundations who give in areas aligned with the Foundation’s impact areas. 
  • Advisory Committees: Recruit and facilitate grant committees each year consistent with organizational values; ensure committee members connect with the Foundation in a meaningful way; recruit individuals who have lived and/or professional experience related to the grant program who represent the diversity of the Triangle. 
  • Nonprofits and Community Members: Handle inquiries from grant program applicants; develop outreach strategies in partnership with program and marketing and communication teams; cultivate relationships with grantees; explore ways to build and facilitate connections between grantees in focus areas as well as connections with donors whose interests align with grantees’ work. 
Special Projects (10%) 
  • Support the planning and implementation of events that help educate donors, promote grantees and the nonprofit sector, and help position the Foundation as a trusted philanthropic partner. 
  • Support internal teams and/or Board committees that promote the Foundation’s values and strategic goals. 
  • Support other special projects that involve programs, scholarships, or the Community Engagement team as interest and capacity allow.
  • Commitment to the Foundation's goals, values, and mission. 
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with nonprofit organizations.
  • Strong organizational skills to balance multiple projects and deadlines, including the flexibility to adjust activities and priorities and take on new responsibilities. 
  • Direct experience and comfort in working with a range of individuals, from high wealth donors to high school students. 
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, exercising professionalism and service mentality.
  • Ability and willingness to work closely with other colleagues as a team. 
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills. 
  • Strong data management skills: Experience with databases, Microsoft Office Suite and spreadsheet proficiency preferred.  
  • Excellent judgment and ability to think independently. 
  • Knowledge of scholarship best practices preferred. 
  • College degree preferred. 
  • The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000.
Benefits include health insurance (medical, HSA, HRA), dental insurance, retirement plan and contributions, wellness benefit, and generous PTO.

To apply, please email cover letter and resumé to with “Scholarships and Program Officer Position” in the subject line. Priority will be given to resumés received by Friday, February 10th, 2023Applications without a cover letter will not be considered for this position.
Triangle Community Foundation serves Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties, and is the largest nonprofit funder in our region. By working with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits, we can guide gifts in a strategic way to fill in gaps, reduce inequities, and solve the region’s most pressing challenges. Since 1983, we have envisioned a Triangle that works together so everyone can thrive, and in the last fiscal year, with the help of our generous family of donors, we granted over $32 million back into the community. Visit to learn more.
At Triangle Community Foundation, we believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. While we have more work to do to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, we are investing to move our organization and community forward. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and if you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Larisa Putnam at

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check and background investigation.
Raleigh, NC
$60,000 - $65,000

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