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LVCF Job Opening | Director of Community Investment

Position Filled - Thank you to all those who applied

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is currently seeking a full-time Director of Community Investment. Those interested in the position should submit a cover letter and resume to Bernie Story, President & CEO, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, via email: bernie@lvcfoundation.org For a PDF of the job description - click here


Employment Classification: Full-time exempt employee

Major Function: The Director of Community Investment is in a key position to help maintain and expand the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s grantmaking functions. The principal responsibility of the Director is to administer and enhance the current grantmaking processes and play a key role in the management and development of future grantmaking processes and initiatives.  The Director of Community Investment works in conjunction with volunteer advisory committees to ensure the smooth operation and implementation of the Foundation's high-impact grantmaking programs. The Director also compiles and analyzes data from the nonprofit community to help maximize and promote community impact.

Reports to:   President & CEO

Responsibilities:

  • Staff the various grant committees of the Board of Governors and assist with the management of donor coordinated grant committees.
  • Coordinate and administer the process for funds which involve an application.
  • Prepare reports and provide assistance and information as needed for donor service or marketing purposes
  • Utilize and maintain the grants module of the information management system (FIMS) to identify, capture, evaluate, retrieve, share, process and distribute grant related information.
  • Serve as the main administrator for the on-line grants management system (Foundant Grant LifeCycle) software to track the grant process from initial inquiry through completion.
  • Develop procedures and create and maintain grant files and documentation to meet audit and Foundation requirements and to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and terms and conditions of fund agreements. 
  • Research, analyze and perform other due diligence procedures of grantees including assistance with and documentation of site visits to current and potential grantees.
  • Educate and work with organizations seeking funding support to provide clarification of priorities, assist with application procedures and feedback on proposals, and grantee reports.
  • Develop knowledge and awareness of current community needs and assist in efforts to educate staff, board, volunteers, donors, and grantees.
  • Understand and develop enhancements of best practices in grantmaking and grant management and assist with the planning and management of strategic grantmaking initiatives and programs.
  • Maintain awareness and relationships with other grantmaking organizations in the community and participate in certain community meetings and activities as directed.
  • Undertake special projects as assigned or initiated.

Requirements:  Position requires a four-year degree in a related field. Excellent writing and oral communication skills; knowledge of nonprofit sector and experience in grant writing and research preferred.  Strong creative, strategic, analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through; ability to manage multiple projects at a time.  Ability to work collaboratively and establish and maintain effective working relationships. Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products and Adobe Pro; familiarity with database and on-line application management software preferred.

Posted - September 19, 2017