Current Openings

TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Grants and Programs
STATUS: Regular, Full-time, Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program Manager assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of grantmaking and programs that are designed to foster a thriving Central New York community. This position is a key member of the Community Investment Department and will participate directly with nonprofit staff members, community members, other funders and board members to be responsive to the region’s needs, play a community leadership role and assess impact.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the implementation of the Community Grants program
    • Review and analyze proposals through written materials, site visits, interviews with other funders and relevant agencies
    • Prepare and present written and oral analyses of grant requests to Community Foundation staff, Board, donors and/or committee members
    • Work directly with grant seekers to provide clarification regarding application procedures and feedback on proposals
  • Manage grant monitoring process
    • Review all grant reports and make recommendations to the Senior Director of Grants and Programs regarding grant success
    • Oversee the compilation of information for the annual evaluation report
  • Manage Off-Cycle grant program
    • Review all off-cycle applications and present them to the team for consideration
    • Prepare write ups for those being recommended for funding, and obtain appropriate approvals
  • Manage The Leadership Classroom Program (TLC)
    • Communicate with consultants in the planning and implementation of the program
    • Communicate directly with participants, manage the grant process, and provide direction to the fellow assigned to TLC
    • Coordinate annual alumni events and attend monthly weekend and/or evening class sessions
  • Work with members of the Community Investment team to strategize and implement community engagement activities, budgets, and programs.
    • Research community needs through data analysis, attending community meetings, and national studies
    • Develop relationships with community residents and build trust of the Community Foundation in neighborhoods
  • Represent the Community Foundation at various forums, convening events, summits and other public venues
  • Other duties as assigned

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interest in and commitment to philanthropy and the work of the Community Foundation, with a demonstrated commitment to the Central New York area, its people and their concerns
  • Familiarity with Central New York and its opportunities and challenges
  • Superior attention to detail and high level of organization
  • Superior customer service skills to external and internal constituents
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience, with a strong preference for direct service experience in nonprofit, government or social services sectors
  • Computer proficiency including knowledge of Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn all appropriate Community Foundation software

TIME REQUIREMENT: This is a full-time, non-exempt position requiring 37.5 hours per week. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $50,000. Employee benefits include health insurance, annual vacation and sick days, twelve paid holidays, term life insurance, additional disability insurance, parking, 401(k) retirement savings program with employer contribution and match, optional flex spending accounts for medical or dependent care expenses and other benefits as outlined in the employee handbook.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to careers@cnycf.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

PURPOSE

To assist the Community Foundation in producing and distributing multimedia stories of its nonprofit grant recipients and donors through digital channels. In addition, intern will support various marketing, public relations and communications operations.

DUTIES/JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Under the direct leadership of the Communications Officer, the Communications Intern will produce and distribute stories of the Community Foundation’s grants, community initiatives and donors by:
    • Conducting in-person or virtual interviews with nonprofits, community leaders, volunteers and donors
    • Securing or capturing photos and/or video footage to accompany stories
    • Producing short written and/or video stories for use in the Community Foundation’s e-newsletter, website and/or publications
  • In addition, the Intern will assist with the following marketing and public relations duties:
    • Editing and producing short video segments
    • Updating the Community Foundation’s website – cnycf.org
    • Assisting with email campaigns, electronic publications
    • Posting to social media networks
    • Researching and assisting in special communications-related projects

HOURS

10-15 hours per week (flexibility in hours) during the school year with potential for more hours during school breaks, including the summer. While rare, some interview and photography opportunities require limited weeknight or weekend hours. Due to COVID-19, temporary remote work is possible.

START DATE

January 2022

End date

Candidate must be available to work the spring 2022 semester with the option to extend the internship into the summer 2022.

Requirements

  • Should have interest an in nonprofit causes and the local community
  • Candidate should be well-organized, efficient and hold a passion for storytelling, communications and public relations in the nonprofit sector.
  • Basic graphic design experience a plus, but not required.
  • Experience writing stories and/or producing videos including planning, interviewing, filming and editing processes.
  • Knowledge of web editing, video editing software, social media tools and Adobe Design Suite a plus, but not required.
  • Some travel to surrounding Central New York communities may be required at times. The Intern is responsible for finding his/her own transportation to on-site locations, however mileage expenses are reimbursed for travel outside of Syracuse City limits.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send letters of interest and resumes by November 19, 2021 to Juliet Maloff at: jmaloff@cnycf.org

*Writing, design and video samples with your submission are encouraged.

*This is an hourly paid position. Hourly rate commensurate on experience.

 

About the Central New York Community Foundation:

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that collects contributions from private donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive. Since our inception in 1927, we have invested more than $200 million in community projects that strengthen our local nonprofits and address the most critical issues of our times. We are the largest charitable foundation in Central New York.

What We Do

The gifts we receive come from those who want to give back to Central New York in some way – either during their lifetimes or as a legacy that carries on after they are gone. We then turn those community dollars into community change – by supporting and mobilizing nonprofit efforts around the region’s most critical needs.

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