Posted on February 24, 2012
Director of Programs
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley - Director of Programs
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is seeking a qualified staff person to manage the grantmaking and nonprofit educational programs of the Foundation.
In 1969, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley was originally formed as The Poughkeepsie Area Fund and until June 1, 2010 its legal name was The Area Fund. Today, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is comprised of three affiliates: Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Community Foundation of Putnam County and Community Foundation of Ulster County.
A community foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, autonomous, publicly supported, non-sectarian philanthropic institution with a long term goal of building permanent, named component funds established by many separate donors for the broad-based charitable benefit of the residents of a defined geographic area.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Programs is generally responsible for the monitoring and assessment of current program areas, nonprofit workshops, individual grant and scholarship funds, donor relations, as well as ongoing research and development of new program directions. This position administers and processes approximately $1.8 million in grants and scholarship awards annually as recommended by donors and volunteer committees, stipulated in fund agreements and approved by the Board of Trustees.
Salary range is $50,000 to $55,000 with benefits.
- Review and analyze proposals through written materials, site visits, interviews with other funders and relevant agencies, as well as comparing the funding request with what is known in the field of the proposed program.
- Process and monitor grants, including the production of grant agreements, review and approval of payment requests, interim and final reports, and other related correspondence.
- Work directly with grant applicants to provide clarification of community foundation priorities, direction regarding application procedures, and feedback on proposals.
- Manage and facilitate delegated special projects for the foundation, ensuring a thoughtful and reasonable process, timely preparation and coordination of key materials for grants committees, board committees and/or board meetings.
- Conduct research on issues of concern and importance to the community foundation - through written materials, interviews, community meetings, and other useful vehicles. Present findings in written and oral formats.
- Research the availability of outside grants to provide support to current and potential programs or initiatives of the foundation and assist in the preparation of those grant applications.
- Supervise the work of the Administrative Assistant as it applies to the scholarship program and other grantmaking.
- Continue and develop an ongoing educational program for nonprofit organizations.
- Provide a list of grantmaking opportunities to donor advisors.
- Provide donor relations and development activities as needed.
- Ensure that the Foundation's grant database is accurate and updated as necessary.
- Perform other tasks as assigned by the President.
- Staff the Board of Trustees Grants Committee.
- Assist the Advisory Boards in recommending Community Response Grants.
- Provide staff support to the Partnership in Education committee, Taconic IPA grant committee, donor advised fund committees, scholarship committees, and other committees as assigned by the President.
- Knowledge of nonprofit organizations in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster county communities a plus.
- Broad understanding and substantive knowledge in one or more areas of the nonprofit sector.
- Commitment to a strong nonprofit sector and the growth of philanthropy.
- Some prior nonprofit management experience preferred.
- Leadership ability with multiple and diverse constituencies.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and management skills.
- Excellent time-management and organizational skills; the ability to handle a large and diverse workload; and manage multiple deadlines and tasks efficiently and effectively.
- Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in a related discipline preferred. However, commensurate work experience may be considered.
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office products.
- Possess a working automobile, valid driver's license and auto insurance.
- Must be able to work as a collaborative and positive team member with the willingness to assist others with their tasks when the needs of the Foundations require such.
- Be available for community meetings, events and activities in addition to and outside of regular work hours.
- Be available for out-of-town travel for conferences and meetings with occasional overnight stays.
OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATIONS:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00.
280 Wall Street, Kingston and 80 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie (position to be located in Poughkeepsie)
Please send cover letter and resume by March 16, 2012 to:
80 Washington Street, #201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.