Post Date: 10/22/2019
Close Date: 11/15/2019
Job Title: Community 101 Coordinator
Location: Portland or Salem OCF office
Part Time 20 hours a week
Since 1973 The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has pursued a mission to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. Our headquarters are in Portland, with regional offices in Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Medford, Oregon.
The Community 101 Coordinator furthers the Foundation’s commitment to build a statewide sense of community by engaging youth in philanthropy. The Coordinator is responsible for furthering OCF’s community engagement objectives by partnering with PGE Foundation and other donors to deliver the Community 101 youth philanthropy program. This is a grant-funded position authorized through 2021.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Administration of Community 101 Program
• Manage the Community 101 youth philanthropy program, aligning the program with objectives and values of OCF, PGEF and the participants
• Establish the annual program goals and budget for approval by the OCF Community Engagement Committee or the OCF board of directors
• Develop a method to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the Community 101 program and report results regularly to the OCF board, PGEF and other funding partners
• Manage funding for student grantmaking distribution; track student grant making decisions and funding partners’ payments to schools
• Understand and implement research-based practices in youth philanthropy and insure quality implementation of the Community 101 program; modify the program as appropriate
• Use State of Oregon education standards and 21st Century Skills to guide curriculum changes
2. Recruit and Retain Funding Partners
• Organize and manage an ongoing system to recruit funding partners, as needed, for the Community 101 Program
• Ensure that funding partners are appropriately recognized by participating students in classrooms, through public communications and publicity about the program and through special events
• Coordinate briefings about youth philanthropy and the Community 101 program for OCF donors, other grant makers and community members, as appropriate
• Work with OCF Leadership Council members and other local volunteers to help them recruit and communicate with local program sponsors/funding partners
3. Communication and Outreach
• Serve as the main point of contact and relationship manager for participating Community 101 teachers and schools; build relationships through classroom visits, trainings, phone calls, video conferences and responsive communication
• Prepare and present reports to Board, funders and community organizations
• Work with communications staff to procure media coverage and to produce program materials
• Maintain the Community 101 related section of the OCF web site
• Coordinate Community 101 with other OCF programs and activities
• Organize communication among Community 101 participants, perhaps including youth meetings, web communication and alumni groups
Required Cultural Values:
In addition to the specific job requirements for each position, staff are expected to embody certain cultural values to support OCF’s mission: communicate effectively, value one another, demonstrate accountability, embrace possibilities, address conflict and take action.
September will require more than 20 hours a week for travel to training sessions across the state.
Required Education, Training, Experience and Skills:
• 4 years’ experience in nonprofit organization(s), to include experience in fundraising or grantmaking and education
• Prior youth development or teaching experience and a passion for youth philanthropy and/or civic engagement
• Experience in curriculum development preferred
• Ability to relate well with nonprofit leaders, philanthropies, advocates and community leaders in general
• Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant field. In lieu of a degree, equivalent combination of education and/or experience
• Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written; effective presentation skills – ability to convey information clearly and effectively using adult education principles
• Strong organizational skills: detail oriented, accurate, able to work independently or in a team setting, able to prioritize and manage several tasks concurrently and efficiently, and able to meet multiple deadlines
• Adept at use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point; facile internet user; knowledge of Adobe; and experience working with a database and generating reports
• Possess cultural agility skills necessary to work effectively with diverse people, teams and communities.
• Possess good problem solving and analysis skills, able to synthesize information gathered from several sources
• Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity
• Valid State-issued driver’s license.
Compensation and Benefits:
The pay rate for this position starts at $27.74 per hour DOE. Our excellent benefit package includes generous paid time off, choice of medical and dental coverage, vision, outstanding 401k retirement plan, commuter and healthcare pre-tax savings accounts, employer paid disability and life. Employees have access to an Employee Assistance Plan, paid volunteer leave, professional development opportunities, and much more!
The Oregon Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in Oregon. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.
To be considered for this position, please provide a cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position, and a copy of your most recent resume. Apply online at https://oregoncf.org/about/careers/
Complete details: https://oregoncf.org/about/careers/