The Waterloo Community Foundation seeks a full-time Program Manager to administer grants and scholarship programming, engage meaningfully with our local non-profit community, and manage the foundation’s communications strategies.

We are interested in candidates who want to develop personally and professionally, join a culture of innovation and collaboration, and have a passion for the betterment of and collective impact on Waterloo, Iowa. Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with the 15 member Board of Directors, Executive Director, and community members required. Bachelor’s degree with experience as a paid or volunteer leader at a non-profit organization is preferred. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and complete resume to: info@wloocommunityfoundation.org

Deadline for submission is March 11, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION
Full-time Program Manager

GENERAL
The Program Manager serves the Waterloo Community Foundation and works with the Executive Director to carry out the Foundation’s mission which is to “provide a lean and transparent partnership to those who wish to contribute resources for the betterment of the greater Waterloo, Iowa community.” The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the community programs including competitive grant and scholarship programs along with the communication strategies of the Waterloo Community Foundation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Program Management

  1. Explore, identify, and evaluate the charitable needs in the community.
  2. Identify and monitor new opportunities for community impact growth and development.
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with local non-profit organizations.
  4. Host quarterly non-profit listening groups.
  5. Plan and implement the monthly ‘Windows on Waterloo’ classroom.
  6. Provide ongoing education to Board members and committees regarding community issues.

Grants

  1. Orchestrate the grant programs and committees in accordance with Foundation policy and procedures.
  2. Manage, implement, and maintain the Grant Making software and upgrades
  3. Plan and host the annual competitive grant recipient event
  4. Plan and host the annual tour for board members, donors, and grants committee members of competitive grant recipients

Scholarships

  1. Administer scholarship program including the scholarship committees in accordance with Foundation policy and procedures.
  2. Implement, manage, and maintain Scholarship software and upgrades
  3. Attend annual scholarship events, as applicable

Communication/Public Relations:

  1. Develop and implement all Foundation communication.
  2. Attend and help facilitate Marketing Committee
  3. Create and disseminate the Foundation’s monthly e-newsletters
  4. Develop and manage impact stories, press releases, and advertisements
  5. Create and manage social media content and engagement

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The successful completion of various professional development courses is preferred.
  2. Highly respects and values diversity and inclusivity.
  3. Ability to maintain solid relationships with staff, board, donors and local non-profit organizations.
  4. Experience as a paid or volunteer leader at a non-profit organization.
  5. Experience in building key relationships while engaging in public speaking/public relations, networking, and collaboration events.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication; public relations skills and grant-writing abilities.
  7. Possess knowledge of current office management principles and technologies, methods and procedures and will have considerable knowledge of social media, websites including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  8. Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license.
  9. Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with the Board, staff, and community members regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic/national origin, religion, marital status, age, socio-economic status or disability.
  10. Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, dependable and maintain confidentiality; be self-motivated; able to work independently and be a good team member with staff, board members, volunteers and community partners; maintain excellent attendance and demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.

The Waterloo Community Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

We are interested in candidates who want to develop personally and professionally, join a culture of innovation and collaboration, and have a passion for the betterment of and collective impact on Waterloo, Iowa. Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with the 15 member Board of Directors, Executive Director, and community members required. Bachelor’s degree with experience as a paid or volunteer leader at a non-profit organization is preferred. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and complete resume to: info@wloocommunityfoundation.org

Deadline for submission is March 11, 2022