Position: Program Officer
Reports to: President/CEO
The Clemmons Community Foundation exists to unlock the full philanthropic potential of Clemmons, Lewisville, and surrounding communities by connecting people and resources in ways that thoughtfully and meaningfully transform our communities with access, opportunity, and an enriched quality of life. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, first formed in 2004 by the Rotary Club of Clemmons and converted to a community foundation in 2012. It stewards the philanthropic goals and assets of charitable individuals and organizations in named funds (or accounts), including endowed funds totaling roughly $13.5 million. The office is located in Clemmons.
The program officer is a full-time position and is responsible for implementing and managing all aspects of the Foundation's community grants and scholarship programs as well as community initiatives in Clemmons, Lewisville, Yadkin County and near-surrounds. In addition, the program officer will assist in the public relations/community relations activities of the Foundation including preparation of reports, press releases, brochures, social media and web site updates and other aspects of communications. The person filling this role will work with the President and members of the Board of Directors to successfully organize and implement initiatives that result in achieving the mission and vision.
- Review and adjust as needed, implement, and manage the Foundation's community grants program, scholarship programs, and current community initiatives.
- Work with the President to draft the ongoing program agenda for the Foundation.
- Review proposals submitted for consideration within the community grants program; make site visits, as appropriate; prepare written summaries and analysis of grant applications to aid board members and community teams in evaluating and making awards;
- Promote scholarships, set up the online application system annually, assist applicants, orient and coordinate review and interview teams, communicate outcomes with recipients and manage awards.
- Communicate with grant and scholarship applicants and recipients and serve as the Foundation's principal contact with organizations funded within the community grants and scholarship programs;
- Arrange or provide technical assistance for grantees, as needed; serve as a thought partner to assist through hurdles;
- Design and execute the program monitoring process for grants and special projects; assure that all grant management requirements are met, including review of progress and expenditure reports, as needed;
- Coordinate annual reporting and conduct the final evaluation of all grants and scholarships awarded;
- Prepare Board, management, and community reports on results of Foundation initiatives;
- Make presentations to the Board regarding appropriate grant applications and other topics;
- Designs protocols for Foundation-initiated projects; convene oversight and/or planning committees of community leaders and experts, as appropriate;
- Assist with the communication of information obtained from Foundation-initiated projects— to policymakers, target communities, providers of services, other funders, and the general community;
- Pursue opportunities to further the community's agenda through a variety of methods other than grant-making such as convening, technical assistance, serving on committees and task forces, etc.;
- Keep current on issues of importance to the Foundation by literature review, contact with social and professional communities, and participating in relevant conferences;
- Assist in the Foundation's public relations/community relations activities; assist in design and implementation of communications including necessary brochures, mailings, social media and website updates, reports, etc.; and
- Provide support, when requested, for all Foundation activities.
Compensation and Benefits
- Commitment to the Foundation's mission, vision and values
- Minimum of 5 years of proven program leadership experience within nonprofit organizations
- Four-year college degree in related field
- Knowledge of local nonprofits, community needs and trends
- Experience with special event planning, online communication tools, and program administration; strong service and relationship building mentality
- Thrives in a dynamic work environment with strong organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines with humility, grace and flexibility
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the desire to engage and collaborate with peers and diverse populations, and comfort working with persons of wealth
- Strong commitment to professionalism; ability to exercise discretion with highly sensitive and confidential information
- Strong analytical, writing and oral presentation skills; and creative problem solving
- Proficient computer skills and experience with databases
The Clemmons Community Foundation currently offers compensation commensurate with experience, paid leave and holiday time, and mileage reimbursement. Health insurance benefits are not provided at this time.
Qualified applicants may send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Clemmons Community Foundation, ATTN: Sandi, PO Box 567, Clemmons, NC 27012
or email email@example.com
. Position open until filled. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.