The Place-Based Philanthropy Associate works with the Vice President of Philanthropy and the Place-Based Philanthropy Assistant in the Foundation’s Pueblo office and is an essential member of the Caring for Colorado team. The Place-based Philanthropy Associate manages the grantmaking process for the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo (Packard Fund). In this role, the Place-Based Philanthropy Associate works in partnership with the Packard Fund Advisory Board and the VP of Philanthropy to:
- Execute the grantmaking process.
- Provide subject matter expertise related to funding priorities and approach.
- Engage with community partners and experts in the field.
- Advocate for community and nonprofit resources.
The Place-Based Philanthropy Associate is expected to develop and maintain a variety of relationships in the community and a knowledge base of local issues and current trends in promoting and improving health and well-being for children, youth, and families.
The Place-Based Philanthropy Associate also works with the Denver-based philanthropy team and may take on assignments to support Caring for Colorado’s statewide mission, as needed.
At Caring for Colorado, we believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We are committed to building a team that that is dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and opportunities for Pueblo’s and Colorado’s children and their families
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage grantmaking timelines and communication about Packard funding opportunities.
- Conduct due diligence on grant proposals, including narrative and financial reviews, and participate in site visits in partnership with Advisory Board Members and the VP of Philanthropy.
- Draft clear and concise written recommendations for funding and support preparation of grant materials for team, Advisory Board, and Centennial Fund Board review.
- Research, monitor, and bring forward issues and trends related to the Packard Fund’s focus areas, funding approach, and local community insights, including gathering and synthesizing information and data.
- Prepare written briefs, presentations, and other communications materials.
- Support grantmaking processes to ensure appropriate documentation is secured and maintain accurate records in the grants management system.
- Monitor grantee progress by reviewing reports and engaging with grantees.
- Develop an end of year report, detailing Packard grantmaking activities and progress toward strategic planning goals.
- Master-level user of CFC’s grantmaking software program, FLUXX, and project management software, Asana (training to be provided, if needed).
- Actively engage in and support CFC’s statewide functions as a member of the Philanthropy Team.
- Assist grant-seekers in understanding the foundation’s grantmaking process, priorities and systems and respond to requests from grant-seekers and grantees.
- Connect partners to other foundations and community resources and participate in meetings, workshops, coalitions and convenings.
- Support the development and engagement of Advisory Board members.
- Support the Packard Fund’s strategic planning efforts in Pueblo County.
- Serve as a member of the Philanthropy Team, supporting statewide efforts as needed.
- Serve as a member of the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo team, supporting the grantmaking functions and program-related work of the Fund.
- Engage in organizational activities to support development of relationships, organizational culture, and personal growth.
Salary and Benefits
- Salary range is $55,000 - $65,000 for a full-time equivalent position. Salary will be based on experience.
- Caring for Colorado offers a comprehensive benefit package including 401K, medical and dental benefits, life and disability insurance and a family friendly work environment.
Timeline and Application Process
To learn more about Caring for Colorado visit: www.caringforcolorado.org. Caring for Colorado is an equal opportunity employer with a mission to create equity in health, well-being and opportunity for children, youth, and families.
To apply, send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume and three professional references, one of whom is a former supervisor, to Ellie Mills, Office Assistant. Please email all documents to [email protected]. No phone calls please.
Applications are due on October 15, 2021.