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Western Regional Director

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $145 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $270 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,300 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.
We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for Regional Director in the Western region.
The Regional Director for the Western region serves the Foundation’s affiliates in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison, and Swain counties and reports to the Vice President of Community Investment and Engagement. The Regional Director is the primary liaison between the North Carolina Community Foundation and the affiliate advisory boards, helping lead and guide their work in the areas of community leadership and impactful grantmaking.  Core components of this position include: understanding the needs of the communities in the region; knowing the nonprofit landscape that is serving the region in order to make recommendations to boards and fundholders; facilitating the grantmaking and scholarships processes for the local affiliate foundation boards.  
Job description:
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and grants management
  • Experience with process planning and implementation
  • High-level strategic and critical thinking ability
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills, including ability to work within a team 
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and to effectively represent NCCF in all environments
  • Superior presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to strengthening North Carolina communities, particularly in rural settings
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in philanthropic or nonprofit sectors, grants management, community development.
  • Excellent understanding of customer service and relevant skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, databases, and online systems.
  • Ability to travel throughout the region and beyond (within NC).Excellent driving record required.
  • Ability to occasionallywork during non-standard hours for meetings and events.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work with a committed, engaged team.
Are you an ideal candidate?  Please email cover letter and resumé to  
No phone calls, please.  Deadline for submittal is Friday, August 23, 2019.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and the needs of the organization.
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