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Senior Program Officer

The Senior Program Officer will join the Community Engagement team and will serve as the primary liaison with an external foundation partner, which the Foundation collaborates with to manage a portfolio of general operating and capacity building grants to nonprofit organizations in the Triangle.

We are seeking someone with experience working in the nonprofit sector, who is skilled at both program management and relationship-building. This person will foster relationships with grantee partners, our network of donors and philanthropic organizations, and serves in a bridge role connecting the donor and community engagement teams.
Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2024.
Job description:
Manage Funder Partner Grant Portfolio
  • Grant program management
    • In collaboration with funder partner, design grantmaking process(es) that achieve grant program goals and is responsive to funder partner priorities, nonprofit ecosystem trends, and shared organizational values.
    • Utilize online grants management system and database to implement grantmaking processes across the lifecycle of a grant, from application to grant disbursement to reporting. 
    • Manage multi-year budgets to track expected vs. actual grant and programmatic expenses.
    • Develop and implement mechanisms for tracking output and outcome data from grantees, as aligned with internal and external reporting requirements and develop reports to share impact data and stories.
  • Grantee stewardship and capacity-building
    • Provide stewardship to a portfolio of 20-30 Triangle-based nonprofit organizations through one-on-one site visits and check-ins (virtual or in-person).
    • Curate opportunities for grantee cohort fellowship and learning through workshops and/or peer convenings.
    • Identify and facilitate opportunities for connection within the grantee cohort and between nonprofits and funders, donors, and other resource-providers in the Triangle.
  • Funder partner engagement
    • Lead regular meetings with funder partner liaison to keep them up to date on grantees, prospective applicants, program budget, and non-grant capacity-building, learning, and connection opportunities.
    • Provide thought leadership in collaboration with funder partner liaison to ensure programmatic activities achieve desired impact.
  • Impact Assessment, Evaluation, and Storytelling
    • Create and implement evaluation activities to measure the impact of grant and non-grant investments.
    • Collaborate with Triangle Community Foundation’s internal Marketing and Communications Department to create communications to tell the story of impact within nonprofits, among the cohort of funded organizations, and about the partnership between the Foundation and the external partner.
Support Triangle Community Foundation’s Strategic Directions
  • Serve as an active member of the Community Engagement Team, participating in team-wide activities, including weekly team meetings, nonprofit engagement events, and supporting team members on special projects or initiatives as applicable.
  • Serve as an active member of the Triangle Community Foundation Team, participating in regular staff meetings, strategic planning, and retreat activities.
  • Help facilitate regular cross-functional team meetings, aimed at coordinating donor engagement, community engagement, and marketing and communications activities.
  • Represent the Foundation at external events, meetings, or advisory groups as they align with work plan priorities, areas of expertise, and Foundation needs. 
  • Commitment to the Foundation's goals, values, and mission to inspire and mobilize giving, leadership, and action. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector.
  • Knowledge of local nonprofits in the Triangle (Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties).
  • Strong organizational skills to balance multiple projects and deadlines, including the flexibility to adjust activities and priorities and take on new responsibilities.
  • Willingness to work a hybrid schedule.  In-office collaboration occurs in an open work environment comprised of workstations and huddle rooms.
  • Able to travel independently and attend off-site meetings with external stakeholders.
  • Experience with grant writing and/or grant making.
  • Experience creating and managing program- or project-level budgets.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Experience with databases and/or project management applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, exercising professionalism and customer service mentality.
  • Ability and willingness to work closely with other colleagues as a team; promotes relationship building that is conducive to effective relationships among diverse team members.
  • College degree preferred.
  • The salary range for this position is $73,000 - $79,000.
  • This is a contract-funded at-will position with the Foundation.
  • Benefits include health insurance (medical, HSA, HRA), dental insurance, retirement plan and contributions, wellness benefit & Employee Assistance Program, professional development opportunities, and generous PTO to support an optimal work/life balance. 
To apply, please email a cover letter about past program management experience and resumé to with “Sr Program Officer Position” in the subject line.  Priority will be given to resumés received by Tuesday, April 2nd.  Applications 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 $29 million back into the community to make a difference.

For more details about Triangle Community Foundation, visit

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, inclusion, and belonging, 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

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background check.
$73,000 - $79,000

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