Program Officer Job Description
All applications must be submitted by email to Caroline J. Sabin at firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter no later than January 7, 2019
Summary: Responsible for reviewing grant requests; evaluation of grants, interfacing with grantees and the public; assist in developing pertinent and relevant foundation documents; participate in projects and programs, as assigned by the Executive Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: (Other duties may arise or may be assigned.)
- Review assigned proposals, performing essential due diligence, review and evaluation.
- Conduct meetings and/or site visits with proposed grantees as a part of the review process.
- Ensure that all proposed grantees meet appropriate legal standards and provide appropriate documentation.
- Summarize grant request material for presentation to the Board.
- Evaluate and monitor progress of approved grants- reporting to ED and Board when of interest.
- Work with grant seekers and other grant makers whose ideas complement the Foundation’s funding priorities and interests.
- Offer technical assistance (free of charge) and consultation to needy grant seekers and novice grant makers as helpful and within time constraints of the job.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other foundation staff and/or organizations on various foundation-related issues, projects and programs
- Represent the Foundation and its priorities in the community through presentations, conferences, site visits, collaborative efforts and engagement with philanthropic peers to coordinate, strengthen, and promote nonprofit/philanthropic sector interests.
- Be knowledgeable about community and national issues and trends that have impact on the work of the Foundation and share this knowledge with the Board.
- Identify successful community organizations with which to build alliances.
- Work collaboratively with the Executive Director in all aspects of grantmaking
Skills and Experience Required:
- Experienced leader with appropriate industry experience and understanding of the foundation and/or nonprofit sector as well as demonstrated concern for the community through volunteer experience.
- Knowledge of the arts, conservation, education and/or human services sectors helpful.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher along with evidence of relevant continued professional development.
- Energetic, forward thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
- Sound technical, organizational and analytical skills with a strong operational focus.
- Intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization.
- Excellent communication skills; written and verbal.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work well with others, listen and build consensus.
- Organizational ability and flexibility to work with multiple, on-going projects.
- Ability to work with and expedite the desires and goals of the Board of Directors.
- Ability to introduce new forms of technology enthusiastically in order to improve workflow and keep up with advancements in the field.