The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a public charity dedicated to strengthening the greater community of Greensboro, North Carolina. Under the direction of a volunteer board of community leaders, the Foundation receives charitable funds from donors, invests those funds, distributes funds to charitable causes and provides services and grants to nonprofit agencies and the community.
This position leads the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolios including but not limited to community grants, field of interest endowments, giving circles and other grantmaking portfolios that develop. This position leads the Foundation’s community impact practice to build stronger and more diverse relationship within the greater Greensboro community.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is an equal opportunity employer. In the mission and commitment to an equitable workplace, CFGG embraces diversity, creates opportunities for equity, commits to fairness, and promotes inclusion of all people.
- Lead the development of Community Initiatives as identified by the Board of Directors through the strategic planning process.
- Design, develop, and direct special initiatives of the Foundation.
- Facilitate planning and implementation processes for community initiatives which include broad community buy-in.
- Explore best practices and foster innovative responses to community issues and opportunities.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and national resources for funding and technical assistance to ensure initiatives are “state of the art” and well supported.
- Develop and facilitate funder collaboratives to support community initiatives (e.g., BIG, BSN, HIP, GNC).
- Oversee the Foundation’s Grantmaking Portfolios: Community Leadership, Housing, Capacity Building, and other portfolios that develop.
- Ensure portfolios are soundly planned and implemented according to their unique designs.
- Oversee process of annual budgeting and allocation of discretionary resources and oversee CGP grants review and evaluation processes.
- Ensure grantmaking portfolios are responding to key community needs.
- Explore other programs in the community to check for redundancy and potential synergy. Consider possibilities for collaborative efforts.
- Ensure proper reporting, documentation, and analysis is performed for each portfolio.
- Build processes, procedures, and policy, incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into all CFGG grantmaking practices.
Member of the Foundation’s senior leadership team
- Supervise and provide coaching for staff and temporary employees within the Community Impact and Grantmaking Department.
- Maintain strong working relationships with donors, community groups, and other organizations within the field.
- Provide professional staff support to task forces, committees, and relevant ad hoc or subcommittees and recommend action to committees.
- Serve on internal management teams and cross functional project teams as needed to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Foundation.
- Participate in activities of the philanthropic field to enhance Foundation operations and grantmaking capabilities.
- Participate in the development and maintenance of processes and procedures that will equip staff members with tools that enable them to provide effective, efficient service.
- Supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of the Foundation in order to serve both internal and external customers
- Conducts self in a professional manner and maintains appropriate professional appearance
- Follows and supports Foundation policies and procedures
- Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for professional development
- Maintains confidentiality and utilizes diplomacy in all arenas
- Maintains current knowledge of all changes affecting area of work
- Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals
- Provides proactive, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers
- Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others
- Participates in meetings or committees as needed
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree and preferred master’s degree
- At least ten years of leadership work experience in related field
- Strong diplomatic skills and abilities.
- Interpersonal, organizational, time management, leadership, and development
- Creativity and self initiative
- An ongoing commitment to training in both areas of soft skills and technical skills to maintain current skills and knowledge
- Accuracy and excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proven computer and software use skills, especially MS Office
- Ability to gain the confidence and respect of donors and professional advisors as well as community foundation colleagues
- Ability to work effectively one-on-one as well as make effective formal presentations to large groups
- Strong understanding of nonprofit operations and familiarity with community issues and volunteerism is essential
- A broad and diverse knowledge of local community issues and demographics with a strong individual network
- Working knowledge of community foundations and an understanding of charitable giving opportunities and strategies
- Experience with grantmaking and staffing committees