PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Community Impact Officer provides oversight, programmatic and administrative support for grantmaking activities. In his/her grantmaking responsibilities they serve as a grants officer and principal point of contact to nonprofit organizations that are current or prospective grantees and participates in education of nonprofit partners. Additionally, he/she will work in coordination with our Development Team to speak to current and prospective donors about the benefits of planned giving, endowment-building, various options for grant funds and the full range of options as it relates to Community Impact to promote philanthropic investment through the Community Foundation.
Adaptability/Flexibility, Customer Focus, Relationship Building/Communication, Attention to Detail/Accuracy, Project Management, Prioritization, Effective Communication, Systems Building and Fixing
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assume the responsibility for portfolio of grant proposals, including serving as the Foundation’s liaison to grant applicants and performing proposal reviews, site visits, interviews, and written and oral analyses of grant requests for foundation staff, board, donors, and or committee members.
- Represent the Foundation in local, regional, and statewide initiatives and events; and educates nonprofits on issues relevant to their work in this portfolio.
- Remain well informed of current research, activities, and trends relevant to grant portfolio grantees
- Initiate and foster strategic partnerships with thought leaders and key external constituencies; represents the Foundation in local, regional and statewide initiatives and events; and educates nonprofits on issues relevant to their work in this portfolio.
- In consultation with the VP for Community Impact identify opportunities to expand the Foundation’s influence in the community and to attract existing donor involvement and new donors in support of increased donor investment in area nonprofits.
- When needed, responsible for grant award documentation, document approvals, entering new applications in the database, processing payments, and generating reports
- Maintain integrity of information in primary database and managing the inflow of applications and recommendations from web-based portal
- Ensure compliance with industry standard tax and legal requirements as well as to fund requirements
- Coordinate audit and compliance procedures for internal and external grants file audits in cooperation with Finance Department
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Minimum of four years successful track record of project and database management desired
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities
- Excellent computer skills and commitment to accuracy
- Prior grantmaking and/or scholarship management experience
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Examples of competencies in working with diverse constituencies, including boards, committees, and community organizations and/or with volunteers
- Proven engagement in community activities and knowledge of community issues
- Commitment to the Foundation’s values
The Community Impact Officer reports to the Vice President for Community Impact.