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Foundation Associate

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New Canaan Community Foundation


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Published 27 days ago

$32,000 - $35,000

Organization:

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 $23 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.

 For more information, please visit www.newcanaancf.org

 Position:

Reporting to the Director of Communications & Program Operations, 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. Part-time position could be considered for the right candidate.

 Responsibilities:

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

Communications/Engagement

  • 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

Finance

  • 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

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Works well independently and is a proactive problem-solver
  • 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

Organization:

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level

Benefits

This position could be part-time for the right candidate. The New Canaan Community Foundation offers competitive benefits, currently including: medical coverage ($500/month toward medical insurance premium, plus additional employer-funded contributions to HRA account), life insurance and long-term disability coverage, retirement contribution (7% of salary), paid vacation time (starting at 15 days), paid sick, and parental/medical leave.

This position could be part-time for the right candidate. The New Canaan Community Foundation offers competitive benefits, currently including: medical coverage ($500/month…

Location

New Canaan, CT

How to Apply

Email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@newcanaancf.orgApplications will be considered on a rolling basis, until position is filled.

No phone calls please.

Email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@newcanaancf.orgApplications will be considered on a rolling basis, until position is filled.

No phone calls please.

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