Foundation Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $32,000
Maximum: $32,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



111 Cherry Street
New Canaan
United States



Founded in 1977, the New Canaan Community Foundation is the local charitable partner for all New Canaan residents and offers a wide range of philanthropic and educational services. The Foundation has assets of approximately $18 million and annually awards approximately $1 million in grants and scholarships to nearly 100 local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation also works closely with families and businesses on their charitable giving strategies, including managing donor-advised and other charitable funds.


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Reporting to a Director-level position, the Foundation Associate is a full-time position that supports operations, finance, communications, and grants functions of the foundation. This is an excellent entry-level position in a small office that provides broad exposure to the work of a community foundation.



Grants Management

  • Support the foundation’s grantmaking – includes managing online applications, organizing materials for staff and committees, and producing grant correspondence
  • Support the administration of an annual scholarship process
  • Process grant transactions


  • Support communications goals of the foundation, under the direction of staff – includes social media, production of some materials, and coordination of print pieces and mailings
  • Support a wide variety of foundation events, including an annual luncheon, annual meeting, and other events
  • Manage data in the foundation’s CRM system


  • Support monthly financial processes, in support of staff and Treasurer
  • Process vendor payments
  • Support gift entry and processing

Office Management

  • Support Board administrative functions
  • Serve as the first point of contact with the public via phone, email, and mail
  • Manage and oversee usage of office supplies
  • Support well-functioning office systems and related vendors (phone, software, hardware)
  • Maintain foundation files


  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of people
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented, with strong time management and ability to prioritize
  • Comfort working with some financial information
  • Fluent with email and Microsoft suite; ability to learn new database and other software systems, as well as social media platforms
  • Willingness to work occasional evening or weekend hours, as necessary
  • Interest in philanthropy and supporting the local nonprofit sector


Starting salary for this position is $32,000 annually. The New Canaan Community Foundation offers competitive benefits, including medical coverage, retirement contribution, and generous paid time off.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@newcanaancf.orgApplications will be accepted through July 26, 2018.