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Job Opening

Posted on June 7, 2011

The Community Foundation of St. Clair County ( has an opening for a part-time program officer (approx. 25 hours per week) to provide oversight for our grant making programs.  The Foundation utilizes a volunteer based approach to grant making within our four current Strategic Priorities:  a) Education b) Community Development c) Arts & Culture d) Basic Needs and Human Services.

The foundation uses a full array of tools to foster change and impact, including challenge grants, planning grants, project grants, and general operating support for organizations whose work directly corresponds with our funding priorities or the goals of our donors.  The individual filling this position will work closely with our grant making committees and some donor advised funds to provide a complete range of grant management.  This position involves significant work, collaboration and management of our volunteer workforce.

Primary responsibilities:

  • responding to grant inquiries
  • investigating grant requests and developing appropriate advance materials for the grant making committees
  • recording, monitoring and evaluating individual grants and/or clusters of grants
  • interacting with other nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, nonprofit leaders, donors, and public and private sector stakeholders to assess evolving needs, opportunities, challenges and issues related to Foundation priorities
  • collaborating with development staff to report back to our donors and the broader community on the impact of our grantmaking
  • preparing written and/or verbal reports to the Foundation board and/or other constituent groups as appropriate
  • Ensuring that potential grant recipients have easy access to current information about our grant making programs and application process via our website and evolving social media


  • Minimum of five years of experience and demonstrated leadership within the nonprofit community, preference for demonstrated experience in the field of philanthropy
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent computer, analytical, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the development of strategies to affect change
  • Interest in working collaboratively across the nonprofit, private, and public sectors
  • Ability to master a diverse and often demanding workload
  • Strong commitment to the Foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Foundation’s vice president and/or president

Compensation & Application Process:

This is a part-time, at-will position with a competitive salary based on the median salaries of community foundations in the Midwest.  Healthcare benefits are not available to part-time employees.  The employee will be eligible for the 403b retirement plan after minimum service terms are met.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Program Officer Search
c/o Community Foundation of St. Clair County
516 McMorran Blvd,
Port Huron, MI 48060

You may send materials via email to either the Foundation’s vice president or president.  No phone calls please. 

Applications will be accepted through June 24, 2011.


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