Foundation Hiring Community Engagement Officer

December 01, 2020

In response to the vacancy created by Brian Treece's promotion to President & CEO, the Foundation is hiring a Community Engagement Officer. See below for the job details and application information.

Community Engagement Officer

Reports to: Chief Community Engagement Officer

Salary Range: Negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications

Hours: Full Time (typically 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., additional hours as needed)

Number of Employees Supervised: None

Role: The Community Engagement Officer works with several programming initiatives at The Community Foundation, including small education/literacy grants, Community Conversations, Organizational Strengthening and Heart & Soul. This position also provides administrative support (data/gift entry and processing, etc.).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 30% of time - Grantmaking Duties
    • Manage portfolio of small grants (Hancock Education Fund, HancockREADS, Stitt, Davis, etc.) and other grants (Community Conversations, Heart & Soul and Organizational Strengthening, etc.) through the entire grant preparation/evaluation cycle.
    • Attend board meetings, along with Grants Committee as appropriate, to support recommendations and provide information to Trustees throughout the year.
  • 30% of time - Nonprofit Organizational Strengthening
    • Assess needs of local nonprofit organizations annually to determine programming to offer in the following year.
    • Design and develop a yearly organizational strengthening curriculum in coordination with coaches, consultants, other foundations and grantmakers, and other partners.
    • Implement a yearly curriculum of workshops, coaching sessions, and other opportunities to assist nonprofits in strengthening their abilities.
    • Evaluate and assess the offerings each year and release a report to stakeholders.
    • Nurture and manage relationships and contracts with consultants performing organizational strengthening.
  • 25% of time - Community Leadership Strategy
    • Oversee the Heart & Soul initiative in Hancock County, coaching and mentoring contract staff that work directly with communities, teams, Project Coordinators, and others involved in the process. Serve as the liaison with the Orton Family Foundation – participating as a member of the learning community and mentoring new coaches and communities. Connect Development Staff with county-wide development opportunities.
    • Cultivate and maintain a thorough understanding of high priority community needs and opportunities through organizing the Community Conversations process each three years (in partnership with United Way of Hancock County).
    • Represent the Foundation – e.g., attend events, annual meetings, award ceremonies and other opportunities – to increase the Foundation’s visibility within the nonprofit and larger community.
  • 15% of time - Administrative Duties
    • Assist with data/gift entry/processing, reports, data clean up, etc.

And other duties as assigned.


Education/Certifications/Licensure: Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience: Three to five years of experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropy sector.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Understanding of grants, nonprofit organizations and governance, training and development, and community leadership. Basic technology skills (Microsoft, grants management, databases, etc.). Experience in relationship building, assessment/evaluation, and relationship building. Self – starter, highly organized, ability to self – manage.

For Questions or to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to by December 31, 2020.