Scholarship Program Specialist



Scholarship Program Specialist

Employment Type:

Part time


Wenatchee, WA


$40,000-$45,000 DOE 75% time

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Job Description:

Scholarship Program Specialist
Job Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will be responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Foundation’s scholarship programs, including overseeing a portfolio of student scholarships, donor support and volunteer management.  This individual will also support the Community Foundation by ensuring and effectively communicating the Foundation’s strategic impact on our community.  This position may on occasion, require regional travel, some evenings and weekends. 
  • High standards of honesty, confidentiality and a high level of integrity to all aspects of the position. 
  • Manage all aspects of the on‐line scholarship applications and review processes, updating Student records at each stage of processing.
  • Play a leadership role working with Foundation Donors, Trustees, and other funders to highlight opportunities for further investment.
  • Provide direction, leadership and recommendations to Scholarship Committee to prioritize, design and execute program guidelines and monitoring process.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers to evaluate scholarship applications, guiding them to better evaluation techniques, including review, evaluation and recommendations for funding.
  • Provide advice and technical assistance to students, recommenders and selection committee volunteers, serving as the Foundation’s principal contact with all participants.
  • Prepare, student awards and maintain electronic files.
  • Monitor scholarship awards, reporting and payments.
  • Analyze program data and reporting. 
  • Work with the Director of Donor Services and Communications to identify potential projects or students to be highlighted in newsletter articles, press releases, web site notices, and other documents to communicate information about CFNCW educational grant making.
  • Work with the Director of Philanthropy to cultivate and steward donors and potential scholarship donors.
  • Maintain knowledge of education best practice, state and federal restrictions for scholarships.  Strive to improve and streamline foundation processes. 
  • Act as an ambassador for the Foundation with donors, nonprofit leaders, and 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 3 years of progressive experience in philanthropy, nonprofit sector, education or similar fields.  (Individuals with comparable business experience may be considered as having equivalent qualification.)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and tact with highly sensitive personal and financial information. 
  • Knowledge of the role of foundations in the nonprofit sector. 
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, networking and donor development skills a must! 
  • Demonstrated success in developing strong collegial collaborations and partnerships across sectors with diverse constituencies and communities.
  • Highly organized and self motivated; ability to collaborate with co-workers, foundation peers and community leaders.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, often hectic environment, managing multiple tasks and deadlines at a time.
  • Demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills, with the ability to take initiative to manage projects, improve processes and procedures.
  • Detail oriented.  This position requires significant work with technology and system processes.
  • Excellent oral, written and technology skills, including database management. 
  • Ability to approach situations and challenges with a sense of humor.
  • Experience in working with students or in educational field a plus.
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 Scholarship Program Specialist is a 75% FTE exempt position (30 hrs per week).  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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