Regional Associate, Coastal Plain, southern region


The NCCF is looking for a Regional Associate to serve the southern area of the Coastal Plain (Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties). 

This position serves as the primary liaison between NCCF and the affiliates, supporting their work to increase charitable giving in their communities, enhancing their roles as community leaders and assisting with community grantmaking programs. 

A core component of this job entails cultivating and engaging donors in fulfilling their charitable interests.  This is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Community Leadership.  The incumbent must live in the southern region of the Coastal Plain, with our strong preference for residency in Carteret or Craven counties. 

Please submit cover letter and resume to by July 29.

The NCCF is an equal opportunity employer.

Job description


I. Affiliate Board Development

  • Build capacity and support the work of local affiliate boards to advance philanthropy in their communities.
  • Ensure affiliate boards have the tools and support to develop and carry out strategic goals.
  • Support the work of the affiliate board to increase local grantmaking dollars.
  • Serve as liaison between affiliate boards and NCCF to ensure open and frequent communications.
  • Conduct orientation for all new board members and provide ongoing training that will enhance the affiliate’s work.
  • Work with affiliate board and committee chairs in planning meetings, preparing agendas and materials, and arranging for adequate meeting facilities.
  • Ensure the affiliate develops and implements a communications plan to raise community awareness of its work.

II. Community Leadership

  • Work with affiliates to identify needs in their communities and ways they can use leadership as catalysts, conveners and connectors for addressing these needs.
  • Identify opportunities and develop relationships for collaborative initiatives/special projects with nonprofits, local government, businesses, faith-based communities and other community stakeholders.
  • Work with the affiliates and Foundation fundholders to implement initiatives that will engage a cross-section of the community in enhancing the quality of life.
  • Actively seek opportunities to raise awareness in the region about NCCF and the affiliates.

III. Grantmaking

  • Work with the affiliate boards to develop grantmaking programs to meet community needs.
  • Monitor the affiliates' grantmaking activities and maintain appropriate grant files.
  • Actively seek opportunities for collaboration to advance philanthropic activities in the region.

IV. Donor Engagement and Development

  • Work with fundholders (donors) to implement their funds' charitable objectives.
  • Engage donors throughout the year in meetings, events and seminars to provide information about their philanthropic interests, to answer questions about their funds and NCCF, to encourage them toward increased gifts and to connect their interests and skills with community initiatives.
  • Develop effective strategies for appropriate donor recognition.
  • Coordinate efforts with NCCF Development Team to cultivate new endowed funds.

V. Administration

  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date recordkeeping regarding affiliate and donor funds, grant records and meeting minutes.
  • Ensure all relevant information is entered in NCCF’s Financial Information Management System.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by Director of Community Leadership and/or NCCF.
  • Work with other NCCF staff as needed.


  • Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years work experience in philanthropic or nonprofit sectors
  • Working knowledge of philanthropy and trends in the field
  • Passion and experience working with community-based boards and committees
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with ability to support local leadership and act as effective representative of NCCF
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Creative and energetic self-starter who can function extremely well in satellite office
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects/tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to succeed in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and database work
  • Ability to travel throughout the region, excellent driving record required
  • Ability to work during non-standard hours for meetings and events
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