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Program Director

Program Director
Organization Name: 
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
Jacksonville, FL
Job Category: 
65,000-$80,000 depending on experience

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida is accepting resumes for consideration for a Program Director position.

The Program Director manages the grantmaking work for assigned fields of interest or initiative areas in a fair and thoughtful manner that is consistent with the goals of The Community Foundation. He/she works across many diverse fields, requiring the ability to garner the knowledge needed to conduct high-quality grantmaking in any field or subject matter. A Program Director’s core expertise is an understanding of the nonprofit sector, the art of grantmaking, and the processes that contribute to community improvement.

Detailed Responsibilities:
Grantmaking: Create, execute, monitor, and evaluate grantmaking processes, grants, and initiatives for assigned bodies of work

• Manage a diverse portfolio of grantmaking and programs while working as part of a cohesive Grantmaking Team incorporating the Foundation’s policies and best practice strategies from the field of philanthropy into all grantmaking work.
• Ensure that grantmaking and initiatives are consistent with the appropriate criteria for the funds which support them.
• Clearly and persuasively present recommendations for assigned fields of work, along with detailed information supporting those recommendations, to Foundation leadership for approval.
• Research, analyze, and synthesize information regarding assigned fields, and utilize information in an ongoing way to continuously refine grantmaking strategies and present information clearly.
• Represent the Foundation in the community through participation in community events, responding to grant inquiries, sharing knowledge with grantees, donors, and community members and participating in community leadership opportunities.
• Work effectively with other departments and Board of Trustees to further the mission and goals of the Foundation.
• Maintain current knowledge and understanding of community needs, nonprofit organizations, and issues facing them.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and significant experience in grantmaking or nonprofit management.
• A valid State of Florida Driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle. Local and some long-distance travel required.
• Ability to think and act independently with good judgement and minimal supervision as well as the ability to work well in a team environment.
• Superior inter-personal skills with experience and comfort in working with and relating to individuals of diverse views and backgrounds.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. Oral communication skills include ability to communicate clearly, diplomatically and persuasively, and to facilitate meetings. Writing skills must include ability to prepare written communications, expositive and/or persuasive memos, and other written materials of the highest professional quality.
• Strong computer skills including MS Word and the ability to learn and utilize the Foundation’s grant management database and contact management software.
• Ability to manage multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and adapt easily to handle emergent requests.
• Strong Organization skills and attention to detail in all work products.
• Intellectual curiosity and desire to engage in ongoing, lifelong learning which will inform the Program Director’s work in an iterative way.
• Must demonstrate integrity and excellent professional judgment.

The Community Foundation maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all conditions of employment, and commits itself to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, handicap, veteran status, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and any other status protected by law.

If interested, please summit a resume to
Application deadline: 5/31/19

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How to Apply / Contact Info: 

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Application Deadline: 
May 31, 2019