Program Officer, Western Region

NCCF is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $243 million in grants since our inception in 1988. With $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional, and national levels.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for a program officer role for the west region.

 Summary:

The Program Officer builds and maintains relationships with nonprofit organizations in a designated region of North Carolina, with an emphasis on supporting grant distribution and scholarship administration. The Program Officer embraces and models values of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all NCCF operations as we advance our mission.

Core responsibilities include:
  • Cultivating relationships with charitable organizations within the assigned region, developing a broad and inclusive network of grantee organizations
  • Leading the development and fulfillment of program interests, reviewing proposals and gathering information to support the grantmaking process of affiliate foundations within the assigned region
  • Supporting affiliate foundation grant chairs and committees in executing annual grants program within the assigned region
  • Understanding and upholding compliance with grantmaking guidelines and regulations
  • Administering scholarship funds within the region when the affiliate board serves as the selection committee
  • Building and maintaining an active understanding of existing and emerging needs of communities within the region
  • Working across functions and teams on regional projects and information-sharing on needs and general knowledge of nonprofit organizations
  • Promoting awareness of funding opportunities to eligible grantee organizations within the region through meetings and presentations with individuals and groups within the community
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • High level of customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities and competency in meeting facilitation, public speaking, adjusting messaging to different audiences as needed
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships and partnerships internally and externally
  • Strong collaboration and leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate a wide range of topics
  • A focus on process implementation, process improvement and efficiency
  • Proficiency in a variety of technology tools including MS Office, databases, and presentation tools, and a willingness to embrace the use of new technologies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain organization
  • Ability to implement changes provided by management
  • Minimum qualifications
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study, or associate degree with related experience
  • Experience in the philanthropic/nonprofit sector, grants management, or community engagement, including at least three to five years of work experience.
Region served:
  • The following are included in the western NC region: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokees community.
  • The person in this position is expected to travel extensively within the above counties. Some overnight travel within the region and to NCCF’s Raleigh office is expected. 

 We offer a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work with a committed, engaged team. The hiring range for this position is $63,000 to $68,000.

 Are you the ideal candidate? Please email cover letter and resumé to recruiter@nccommunityfoundation.org. No phone calls, please. Deadline for submittal is Friday, Feb. 17, 2023. NCCF is an equal opportunity employer.

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