Current Openings

TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Grants and Programs
STATUS: Regular, Full-time, Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program Manager assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of grantmaking and programs that are designed to foster a thriving Central New York community. This position is a key member of the Community Investment Department and will participate directly with nonprofit staff members, community members, other funders and board members to be responsive to the region’s needs, play a community leadership role and assess impact.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the implementation of the Community Grants program
    • Review and analyze proposals through written materials, site visits, interviews with other funders and relevant agencies
    • Prepare and present written and oral analyses of grant requests to Community Foundation staff, Board, donors and/or committee members
    • Work directly with grant seekers to provide clarification regarding application procedures and feedback on proposals
  • Manage grant monitoring process
    • Review all grant reports and make recommendations to the Senior Director of Grants and Programs regarding grant success
    • Oversee the compilation of information for the annual evaluation report
  • Manage Off-Cycle grant program
    • Review all off-cycle applications and present them to the team for consideration
    • Prepare write ups for those being recommended for funding, and obtain appropriate approvals
  • Manage The Leadership Classroom Program (TLC)
    • Communicate with consultants in the planning and implementation of the program
    • Communicate directly with participants, manage the grant process, and provide direction to the fellow assigned to TLC
    • Coordinate annual alumni events and attend monthly weekend and/or evening class sessions
  • Work with members of the Community Investment team to strategize and implement community engagement activities, budgets, and programs.
    • Research community needs through data analysis, attending community meetings, and national studies
    • Develop relationships with community residents and build trust of the Community Foundation in neighborhoods
  • Represent the Community Foundation at various forums, convening events, summits and other public venues
  • Other duties as assigned

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interest in and commitment to philanthropy and the work of the Community Foundation, with a demonstrated commitment to the Central New York area, its people and their concerns
  • Familiarity with Central New York and its opportunities and challenges
  • Superior attention to detail and high level of organization
  • Superior customer service skills to external and internal constituents
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience, with a strong preference for direct service experience in nonprofit, government or social services sectors
  • Computer proficiency including knowledge of Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn all appropriate Community Foundation software

TIME REQUIREMENT: This is a full-time, non-exempt position requiring 37.5 hours per week. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $50,000. Employee benefits include health insurance, annual vacation and sick days, twelve paid holidays, term life insurance, additional disability insurance, parking, 401(k) retirement savings program with employer contribution and match, optional flex spending accounts for medical or dependent care expenses and other benefits as outlined in the employee handbook.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to careers@cnycf.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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