The Delaware Community Foundation seeks an energetic, resourceful and strategic professional to join our organization at this exciting time of transformation and growth. Reporting to the Vice President for Community Impact, the selected candidate will work to ensure resources invested in the community have maximum benefit toward improving quality of life. The Program Associate is responsible for coordinating the programmatic activities of the DCF, including efforts to engage the community as well as serve donors. This position is also responsible for managing the DCF’s grants program. This is a unique opportunity for a person who has a passion for service, demonstrated excellence in building and executing project plans, and is excited to contribute creatively and strategically to the DCF’s vision of expanding opportunity for all Delawareans.
Successful candidates will possess, and have demonstrated in previous roles, the following attributes and skills:
Commitment to the vision and mission of the DCF; strong knowledge of Delaware
College degree or equivalent experience, along with 3-5 years of related professional experience
Experience in the nonprofit sector; experience with grant evaluation and/or program planning a plus
Strong project management and organization skills
Critical analysis, oral and written communication skills; independent writing and preparation of reports and letters
Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of information with an attention to detail
Spanish language proficiency a plus
Demonstrated initiative for problem-solving and a “can-do” mindset
Proven ability to collaborate well with others in a wide variety of settings
Ability to travel to meetings around the DCF’s region and occasionally to conferences and other professional development opportunities
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and work sample (see below) and compensation expectations to search@Delcf.org. Applications that do not include a work sample will not be considered.
Deadline: February 8, 2019
Work Sample: We’ve found it helpful to review samples of candidates’ actual work, to get a sense of how people think and operate. Please share a work product that will help give us a sense of what we’d see if we could watch you at work. Examples include a work plan for an event or project you managed, an analysis or progress report of a program you ran, or a proposal for a new project you launched. It should be related to the responsibilities and qualifications included in the Program Associate job description. We’ll keep anything that you share with us confidential, and please feel free to remove names or other details you’re not comfortable sharing.
About Delaware Community Foundation
Our Vision – What we want for the community
We envision a Delaware where generosity expands opportunity for all and enhances the common good.
Our Mission – What we do for the community
Our mission is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future.
Passion – a drive to improve the lives of the people of Delaware
Joy – a sense of delight for life and philanthropy
Service – a commitment to go the extra mile to help others
Creativity – an eagerness to explore opportunities for constant improvement
Excellence – a pledge to perform our work at the highest level in everything we do
Inclusion – a belief that a variety of voices and experiences expands impact