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Employment Opportunities


The Community Foundation is currently seeking candidates for the following position(s):


Senior Community Engagement Officer

Reports toVice President, Community Engagement

Position DescriptionThe Senior Community Engagement Officer manages the Foundation’s extensive portfolio related to health initiatives. The incumbent will play a strategic role in the identification of community needs and solutions and will proactively coordinate resources to create measurable and sustainable results. This includes participation in the management of the grants process for both nonprofit organizations and support organizations. This is an exempt, full-time position. 


Community Leadership

  • Conduct research on issues or concerns of importance to the Foundation, identifying trends or best practices in the focus area of health and wellness. Present findings in written and verbal formats.
  • Convene nonprofit organizations, funders, and community leaders around the topic of health and wellness. Participate in the alignment of desired regional outcomes and indicators of progress.
  • Collaborate with other funders to share, develop, and leverage resources to address community needs. Focus on high impact, long-term, sustainable change.
  • Interact with health systems and providers as is appropriate to represent their perspectives in community philanthropic endeavors.
  • Represent the Foundation and support organizations through service on committees and attendance at community events and meetings, providing strategic guidance on issues that reflect Foundation priorities.

Grant Process

  • Proactively identify opportunities for the Foundation to provide funding, capacity building, volunteers, or community leadership support within the focus area of health and wellness.
  • Work directly with grant seekers to provide clarification of Foundation priorities, direction regarding the application procedures, and feedback on proposals.
  • Participate in Foundation grantmaking process to include review of applications, interviews, site visits, and decision-making. Provide written and verbal analysis of grant applications for Foundation staff, board, and donors.
  • Gather outcomes from grantees and provide analysis of results vs. objectives set on grant application.
  • Serve as the Foundation’s content coordinator for multiple health and wellness-related support organizations, serving as their expert and advisor during the grantmaking processes, including outcome evaluation.

Donor Interaction

  • Collaborate with Philanthropic and Donor Services teams to work with prospective and current donors in carrying out their philanthropic goals and engage them as participants and leaders in community problem-solving.
  • Assist individual donors with their specific grantmaking efforts, educating them on issues and nonprofit organizations working in the health and wellness sector, including arranging for site visits.

Other Duties

  • Participate in national, regional, statewide, and local groups that provide health and wellness philanthropy and further enhance the work of the Foundation.
  • Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Foundation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in the nonprofit, foundation, and/or funder sector. Exposure to a grants process is preferred.
  • Knowledge of key partners in the Foundation’s work, with experience in the nonprofit landscape of the Richmond region preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and seize leadership roles when a need is realized.
  • Solid computer literacy in Microsoft Office and database management.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, one-on-one, and group presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and persuade across broad audiences from diverse backgrounds: grant seekers, board members, community leaders, donors, and the Foundation staff.

This position is eligible for a competitive salary and benefits package. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For consideration, email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to by Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m or mail to:

Community Foundation
c/o Human Resources
3409 Moore Street
Richmond, VA 23230 

No phone calls or agencies, please.


Community Engagement Specialist

Reports to: Chief Community Engagement Officer

Position description: Within the Community Engagement division, the team focuses on the day-to-day execution of our capacity building work with our nonprofit and community partners. Capacity building refers to our goal of supporting the learning and development of nonprofit organizations. This can come in the form of classroom and experiential learning, as well as via coaching and special events. 

The Community Engagement Specialist position will have primary responsibility for supporting the work related to capacity building of nonprofits in the Richmond region. This position will also offer cross-functional assistance to other teammates within the division and Foundation to advance the Community Foundation’s priorities. This is a Full-Time, Non-Exempt position.  


  • Work with instructors to ensure classes are aligned with Foundation mission and values
  • Assist with organization of curriculum and materials required for training
  • Manage and execute set-up of classes and events
  • Participate in learning needs assessment and bring idea for topics to the Community Engagement team
  • Conduct post-learning survey and evaluation summary
  • Conduct online and peer research as needed
  • Manage the Learning Center (LMS; learning management system), to include:
    - Course description
    - Scheduling
    - Enrollment
    - e-learning materials
    - Related fees
    - Customer service and technical assistance with nonprofits
  • Develop communications plans for announcement of classes; partner to develop related collateral 
  • Work with Finance to ensure that revenues and expenses are properly processed and are aligned with the budget
  • Collaborate with regional partners (e.g.: funders) when event sponsorship is shared
  • Coordinate meetings and agendas for gatherings of regional partners (e.g.: anchors, funders, cohorts)


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in a professional office setting; experience can include training, events management, communications, nonprofit organizations, volunteer management, or development office
  • Ability to collaborate and network with colleagues, both internally and externally; ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Effective writing and verbal skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize and execute on multiple projects in a short period of time; project management skills
  • Solid computer literacy in Microsoft Office products
  • Passion, enthusiasm, high energy

This position is eligible for a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration, email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to by Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m or mail to:

Community Foundation
c/o Human Resources
3409 Moore Street
Richmond, VA 23230 

No phone calls or agencies, please.

HandsOn Program Manager

Reports to: Director, HandsOn Greater Richmond

Position DescriptionSupports community organizations and builds the capacity of our region to engage volunteers. This position manages and develops programming for civic engagement initiatives including volunteer opportunities and civic education programs and is responsible for communication, reporting, data, and infrastructure development. This is a full-time, exempt position.


  • Develops and maintains community partnerships with local organizations to engage and connect them in our menu of volunteer opportunities (managed, referrals, special events, youth, corporate and Boardlink).
  • Manages HandsOn website and online database of volunteer postings and contacts.
  • Develops and runs Days of Service (ex: Give A Day RVA, MLK Day, and other special events).
  • Oversees capacity-building training sessions and effective practices workshops for nonprofit agencies in volunteer management (including Service Enterprise, VMTS and topic workshops).
  • Provides speaking engagements about volunteerism to corporate, community, governmental and faith-based organizations, as needed.
  • Leads monthly projects and corporate volunteer day projects, as needed.
  • Creates and measures program metrics, evaluation, and outcome reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 5 years relevant work or volunteer leadership experience required; previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated desire to address community needs.
  • Ability to take demonstrate flexibility and drive. 
  • Comfortable working independently and with the unknown.
  • Friendly and enthusiastic with our customers (volunteers, community partners, and corporations).
  • Strong project management skills required; attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office; ability to quickly learn and use new technology and software.
  • Ability to move and lift up to 30 lbs.

This position is eligible for a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration, email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to by Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m or mail to:

Community Foundation
c/o Human Resources
3409 Moore Street
Richmond, VA 23230 

No phone calls or agencies, please.