Director of Community Philanthropy



Director of Community Philanthropy

Employment Type:

Part time


Wenatchee, WA


$35,000-$40,000 DOE

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Job Description:

Director of Community Philanthropy
Job Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will be responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Foundation’s community philanthropy activities including overseeing a portfolio of discretionary, field of interest and designated grants, capacity building programs for the nonprofit sector, strategic partnerships and initiatives. This individual will also support the Community Foundation by ensuring and effectively communicating the Foundation’s strategic impact on our community.  This position requires regional travel, some evenings and weekends. 
·         Bring honesty and a high level of integrity to all aspects of the position. 
·         Provide direction, leadership and recommendations to Grant Committee to prioritize budget, design and execute program guidelines and monitoring process for all Foundation funding programs and initiatives.
·         Work with Trustees and volunteers to evaluate proposals for funding, guiding them to better evaluation techniques and understanding of strong organizational characteristics, from review, site visits, evaluation to recommendations for funding.
·         Provide leadership to all volunteer advisory grant review committees in multiple communities throughout North Central Washington.
·         Manage all aspects of the on‐line grants applications and review processes, updating proposal records at each stage of grants processing.
·         Provide advice and technical assistance to grant seeking organizations, serving as the Foundation’s principal contact with all grantees.
·         Prepare grant agreements and maintain electronic grantee files.
·         Monitor funded projects and maintain grantee reporting system.
·         Analyze grants program data and reporting for preparation of statistics.
·         Work with the Director of Donor Services and Communications to identify potential projects to be highlighted in newsletter articles, press releases, web site notices, and other documents to communicate information about CFNCW grant making.
·         Work with Foundation donors, Trustees, and other funders to highlight community investment opportunities.
·         Maintain knowledge of trends, community needs, available resources and programs throughout the region.  Participate with nonprofit sector events and collaborations.
·         Convene meetings to address community issues and initiatives as necessary.
·         Provide leadership on the Nonprofit Practices Institute program.  Coordinate annual trainings, conference and Board Celebration dinners, designed to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit sector, as a whole.
·         Act as an ambassador for the Foundation with donors, nonprofit leaders, as well as the general community.  Maintain a high level of customer service and hospitality at all times. 
·         As a team player, each staff is expected to participate in additional duties as assigned.  With a small staff, CFNCW reserves the right to modify the duties and responsibilities of all positions as circumstances deem necessary. 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in philanthropy, nonprofit sector or similar fields.  (Individuals with comparable business experience may be considered as having equivalent qualification.) 
  • Knowledge of the role of foundations in the nonprofit sector.
  • Strong customer service, networking, interpersonal and donor development skills a must!
  • Highly organized and self motivated;  ability to collaborate with co-workers, foundation peers and community leaders.
  • Proven track record in program development and evaluation.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills among diverse constituent groups.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and tact with highly sensitive personal and financial information. 
  • Experience in leading and facilitating community coalitions.
  • Demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and computer skills, including database management. 
  • Ability to approach situations and challenges with a sense of humor.
Application Process
Email a single PDF file which shall include cover letter, resume, 3 references (contacts or letters) to  The cover letter should address how your life or professional experience makes you an outstanding candidate for this position. 
The Director of Community Philanthropy position is an 80% FTE.  Salary plus benefits based on experience, Council on Foundation’s Salary Standards and CFNCW personnel policy.     
Community Foundation of North Central Washington is a regional community foundation serving Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties in beautiful North Central Washington state.
Please visit our website at to learn more.  
Community Foundation of North Central Washington
9 S. Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA, United States
Phone: 509-663-7716

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