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The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region was established in 1973 to serve the philanthropic needs of metropolitan Washington, D.C., which includes the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William and Arlington counties in Virginia. The foundation houses charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, and businesses in our region – providing the trusted services and community knowledge to help donors make a difference. The Community Foundation has $300+ million in assets, over 700 component funds and awards some $70 million in grants annually to nonprofit organizations in the region. The Foundation has two regional offices – The Community Foundation in Montgomery County and The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County.
Overview of the Position
The Donor Services Associate is part of the Development and Donor Engagement Department of The Community Foundation, through its District of Columbia Office. As such, this position is responsible for providing excellent customer service and connections between donors and nonprofits in the Washington metropolitan region by creating a rewarding experience for donors through donor education and engagement, and by providing stellar donor services that support donor requests and interests.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Donor Services: Provide high-touch support for donor‐advised funds at The Community Foundation. Duties to include providing assistance in the following activities:
- Conducting research on issues for donors; Conducting community outreach.
- Assisting with implementation of grantmaking processes, including development of Requests for Proposals, invitation letters, proposal intake/review, site visits, preparation of grant recommendations, and docket preparation.
- Managing scholarship funds; liaising between 100‐150 scholarship recipients and respective fund advisors, ensuring recipients submit required paperwork, tracking multiyear scholarships, and coordinating with the recipient’s schools to ensure on‐time payments.
- Other duties as assigned
- Development and Fundraising: Provide staff support for fundraising efforts, including donor prospecting, wealth screenings, drafting solicitation correspondence, data management around communications with prospects, and proposal/report preparation.
- Meeting Facilitation: Support the coordination of meetings within the D.C. Office. Work as a team member supporting donor forums and grantee gatherings, including meeting planning, agenda development, creation of meeting materials, meeting support, preparation and distribution of minutes and meeting materials, creation and management of mailing lists, coordination of contractual services, and providing staff support for meetings.
- Communications: Primary responsibility for communication activities related to grantmaking and special projects. Use electronic media to organize, convey, and manage program communications, including the management of mailing lists, and correspondence. Handle telephone inquiries, requests for information related to initiatives from community, grantseekers, funders and donors.
- Grantmaking: Assist with grantmaking activities around The Community Foundation’s discretionary giving funds, including community outreach, research, staffing of review committees, and docket preparation.
- Information Management: Conduct and compile research related to program initiatives. Manage information and communications pertaining to the areas of grant making, fundraising, and contract management: track proposals, grant reports, and contract payments.
- General Administrative Support: Extracting information from the Foundation’s grants and financial management software; generating check requests and invoice processing; providing travel and meeting logistical support, including scheduling internal and external meetings.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
- Strong interest in philanthropy or nonprofit sector/community work as evidenced through education, previous jobs, or volunteer experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a range of groups, including donors, consultants, and community leaders.
- Expertise with Microsoft Windows Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and Access or other database software.
- Experience working in a nonprofit organization, preferably with some experience in dealing with foundations.
- Experience working with diverse cultures.
- Keen sensitivity to confidentiality needs.
- Strong administrative skills, including accurate and timely preparation of reports, time management, and organization.
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
- Strong ability and desire to work in a team environment.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and provide administrative/programmatic support to several different people.
- Willingness to learn.
- Sense of humor.
Supervision: Position reports to the Director of the D.C. Office. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please forward a letter of interest and your resume to: Jobs@cfncr.org. Be sure to note “D.C. Donor Services Associate” in your subject line.
No phone calls please.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is an equal opportunity employer.