Community Investments Officer
For more than 90 years, generous individuals and families have trusted the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to help them make a lasting, meaningful impact for their community -- both now and for future generations. As a Community Investments Officer, you will ensure that the Foundation’s grantmaking resources produce positive, sustainable programs and services to make significant improvements in the lives of people in Greater Hartford.
- Maintain broad and deep knowledge and understanding of community needs, concerns, issues, trends, “best practices,” innovations and values, including an expert-level knowledge of the nonprofit sector, particularly in assigned areas of grantmaking.
- Review, analyze and evaluate grant proposals and grantee reports from nonprofit organizations and provide funding recommendations to management.
- Work collaboratively with Foundation staff and community partners to accomplish Foundation’s mission and goals.
- Assume responsibility for special projects and initiatives as assigned.
- Significant management/ leadership experience with nonprofit organizations, including participating on highly effective teams with diverse members.
- Demonstrated ability to engage senior executives, board members and peers in substantive discussions of their organizations’ missions, goals, financial resources and capabilities.
- Proven ability to facilitate group discussions, making presentations and conveying information.
- Excellent analytic and communication (speaking, writing and listening for understanding) skills.
- Broad knowledge of current trends and best practices in nonprofit management and service delivery.
- Familiarity with the grantmaking process, preferably from both the grantee and the grantmaker perspectives. Experience with community foundations is a real plus.
- Working knowledge of program and project evaluation practices and tools for nonprofit organizations.
- Knowledge of the Greater Hartford region’s community needs, resources and the nonprofit community.
- Demonstrated commitment to community service and philanthropy.
- Contagious, genuine enthusiasm for our work -- high energy, flexibility, focused on results.
- Bachelor’s degree with evidence of academic excellence and at least five years of experience.
- Master’s degree is desirable.
To apply, please email a cover letter describing how your interests and background match our needs, your salary requirements and your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Hartford foundation for Public Giving’s Nonprofit Support Program, please visit our website: hfpg.org/nsp.
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is an equal opportunity employer whose diversity among our staff and volunteers is essential to our mission.