Data Analyst

The Data Analyst proactively collects and organizes data, conducts analysis, and presents findings in support of the Foundation’s fundraising goals and objectives and compiles and analyzes information to identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals, corporations, and foundations. Using tools such as the Foundation’s constituent relationship database and Microsoft Excel, the Data Analyst analyzes data and create original, concise, and understandable and timely analytical reports that support planning and decision-making for the Foundation.

*This position will work at the foundation offices located at 105 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201*


  • Perform complex statistical and financial analysis on all data.
  • Work closely with the Foundation’s Finance department on reporting and analysis.
  • Recommend fundraising strategies and budget adjustments for the Foundation’s frontline fundraising departments based on reports and analysis conducted.
  • Assist in maintaining database records and promoting system integrity so that effective and accurate queries, exports and reports can be created from the system
  • Review revenue and expenses in order to perform a cost benefit analysis related to the fundraising programs and events conducted by the Foundation.
  • Assist in creating an analytical method of reviewing prospects and donors in order to provide statistical data surrounding the Major and Principal Gifts programs.
  • Build effective queries, exports and reports in the Foundation’s constituent relationship database (ie. Raiser’s Edge) in order to collect relevant data for analysis.
  • Develop analytical reports for projecting/forecasting revenue and successful fundraising trends.
  • Recommend metrics which should be in place to measure performance based on findings in analytical reporting.
  • Extract and define relevant information and interpret data for the Foundation staff.
  • Strategize and assist frontline fundraising departments in ranking and prioritizing their fundraising programs and initiatives based on analytics conducted.

Program Officer

Job Title: Program Officer
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Company Mission:

To assist the Black community in achieving self-sustaining practices, through strategic leadership, collective giving, grantmaking and advocacy.

Created in the format of a Community Foundation, POISE receives funds from a variety of donors. These funds may be unrestricted, and used to support our grantmaking strategy, or donor-directed for specific charitable purposes.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer acts as a project manager for all grant related programs by managing the grant process from end-to-end including the development, strategic planning, implementation and continued assessment of the performance of grants.


  • Serve as lead in the implementation and evaluation of the Foundation’s new grantmaking strategy focused on Strengthening Black Families
  • Identify strategic grantmaking opportunities aligned with the foundation’s priority areas; conduct site visits and all required due diligence to ensure that grantees are properly vetted, and that the community and the foundation can measure positive impact
  • Ensures all grant applications awarded align with the Foundation’s mission and IRS 501(c)(3) regulations including analysis and recommendations for funding of current and potential grantees
  • Serve as liaison and provide support to donor advisors/committees in the identification and selection of grant recipients
  • Prepare reports measuring progress, monitor program for compliance concerns, present to the Foundation, and ensure timely submission of grant related progress
  • Independently develop and execute within defined project plans
  • Maintain awareness of trends, changes in regulation, and key stakeholders needs as it relates to potential partners in the field, philanthropic opportunities, and issues impacting the local African American community
  • Assist with, or lead internal and external communication efforts
  • Coach and counsel current and potential grantees regarding grant guidelines and/or reporting and other requirements
  • Represent the Foundation within the nonprofit, philanthropic and broader community
  • Assess and proactively cultivate partnerships in line with the Foundation’s interests and priorities
  • Positively contribute to the teamwork, learning, and collaborative spirit of a small office
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of relevant experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and experience with collaborative efforts
  • Ability to be innovative while being self-directed in idea generation and exploration of ways to grow and expand program offerings
  • Effective in handling sensitive confidential information and skilled at sharing the right information at the right time to various stakeholders
  • Excellent oral, written, detail-orientation, time management, and analytical skills
  • Embodies good project management, problem-solving, and decision quality
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Proven ability to work with diverse audiences as well as working knowledge of community needs and initiatives as it relates to the African American community in Allegheny County
  • Familiarity with 501(c)(3) IRS related regulations is preferred


Board Member

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid is currently seeking three individuals to join our Executive Board.  Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid is a 501(c)3 organization that provides support, aid, and advocacy tools to underemployed/unemployed restaurant workers.  

PRWA is looking for individuals with experience in non-profit management, accounting, fundraising, community organizing, donor relations, and public policy.  We are currently seeking an experienced Treasurer.

All Board positions require a 5-10 hour monthly commitment, with the attendance of regular online board meetings and occasional support work for our Distribution Center, fundraising efforts, online message board moderation, and public outreach.

Please fill out the application or email us at for more information.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid is committed to building a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors. We encourage folks from underrepresented populations to apply: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, parents of school-age children, immigrants, womxn, older adults, people with disabilities, people with low income, and folks in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Center for Philanthropy Special Projects Intern

Reports to: Vice President for the Center for Philanthropy at The Pittsburgh Foundation
Position Status: Temporary, Part-time, Non-Exempt
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Start Date/End Date: Feb. 14 – Aug. 14, 2022


The special projects intern will primarily support the work of the Center for Philanthropy, an initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation that offers donors expertise in grantmaking, personalized education sessions for donors and advisors and guidance on multi-generational giving. The special projects intern will assist with special initiatives of the Center, such as giving circles, research proposals and data analysis. The intern will also prepare materials and coordinate logistics for meetings and events with donors and other key stakeholders and special projects, as they arise. The expectation is that, through the work with the Center, the intern will gain basic knowledge of the community grantmaking and how it connects to the role of the donor as well as a working knowledge of the foundation field. The internship will last from Feb. 14 to Aug. 14 at up to 20 hours per week (minimum of 15 hours per week.)


  • Assist the vice president and associate of the Center for Philanthropy with the management of Center for Philanthropy projects including but not limited to donor education events, webinars, the New Philanthropic Leaders fund and nonprofit inquiries.
  • Prepare documents, PowerPoint presentations and other necessary materials as requested for meetings with donors and other key stakeholders. Facilitate communications with stakeholders (nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and community groups), as assigned.
  • Assist with project planning, management and logistics for meetings and events with internal staff, donors and the public. Speaking roles in presentations as needed and as assigned.
  • Present, research and make recommendations to the Foundation staff regarding internal processes and projects.
  • Manage the Center’s intake process for meeting with and retaining information on nonprofit organizations in the western Pennsylvania community.
  • Prepare Annual Philanthropic Review (APR) documents for annual meetings between donor services officers and donors.
  • Format documents, presentations and other copy as requested.
  • Search for and share articles of interest on philanthropic topics and trends.
  • Conduct research with national peer foundations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Currently working towards an undergraduate degree.
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values of accountability, collaboration, community, racial justice and trust.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A strong, demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in foundation and/or nonprofit work.
  • Attention to detail and quality of final work product.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is a plus.


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to by Jan. 23, 2022.

No phone calls please.



Established in 1945, the community philanthropy for the Pittsburgh region is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 similar foundations across the United States. It set a new record for grantmaking, $67 million, in 2020. As a community foundation, its resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of improving quality of life for all in the region. The Foundation currently manages about 2,500 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations and its affiliate, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, has assets of $1.46 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of basic needs and development opportunities within Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn more at

Senior Donor Services Officer

Reports to: Director, Donor Services
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary Range: $72,000 – $80,000


The senior donor services officer is responsible for executing a donor services program to promote interaction with and recognition of fund holders (donors) at all levels. The senior donor services officer will also work closely with the director of donor services to manage the goals and expectations of the Donor Services team to ensure goals are met, the appropriate metrics are in place and reporting established to assess performance.

The Donor Services department’s goal is to enhance relationships with donors by gaining in-depth knowledge of their values, interests and financial capabilities; matching their philanthropic efforts with The Pittsburgh Foundation’s programs; and increasing their gifts to new and existing funds. The officer will lead or participate in projects to form donor partnerships, to organize events and to improve departmental capabilities to manage and service donors.

The ideal candidate will be highly detail oriented; able to keep track of each individual relationship with donors, what their specific needs are and identify opportunities to connect donor interests and needs to the Foundation service and partnership opportunities. All interactions with donors must be carefully recorded in the database to ensure that annual goals set by the department are achieved. The position requires the ability to work independently and solve problems that may arise.


  • Manage and execute the current donor relations process, which includes making and coordinating phone calls, meetings, correspondence, site visits, seminars and surveys.
  • Work with the director of donor services to ensure goals of the department are met, that any new donor receives an orientation within six months of establishing a fund and any existing donor receives an annual review, as necessary.
  • Complete approximately 100 individual donor stewardship visits annually and provide appropriate follow-up for these relationships.
  • Analyze metrics and reporting to strategically engage donors in mission-aligned opportunities and identify those who have the capacity and inclination for new gifts.
  • Work in conjunction with the Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy to engage in the work we are doing in the community with the goal of increasing grants and raising new funds.
  • Keep detailed records of donor’s interests, ages, family engagement and potential opportunities for growth.
  • Contributes to the development of data management processes that facilitate mission- and interest-aligned funding opportunities for donors, engagement with the Center for Philanthropy services and collaboration among departments.
  • Participate and assist in various events and donor engagement opportunities that enhance relationships with donors or potential donors, such as the Wish Book, site visits and donor appreciation events.
  • Work with multi-generational donor families to engage them in giving opportunities and connect them with appropriate staff and nonprofits to steward their grant-making experience.
  • Present to prospective donor or advisor groups, when assigned.
  • Working collaboratively and closely with all staff at the Foundation.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Exceptional customer service with an ability to respond and react appropriately and efficiently to service donors, grantees and community leaders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High levels of accuracy, productivity and initiative are required.
  • High degree of professionalism and the ability to work independently and solve problems.
  • Understanding of planned giving and how it relates to fund-raising goals and engagement opportunities for donors.
  • Experience developing and implementing project plans and executing them across a department.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values of accountability, collaboration, community, racial justice and trust.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Requires minimum of seven years professional experience in a donor relations or development position.
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience with development/sales contact systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility in meeting changing demands.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Works well within a dynamic team environment.


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to by Jan. 23, 2022.

No phone calls please.



Established in 1945, the community philanthropy for the Pittsburgh region is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 similar foundations across the United States. It set a new record for grantmaking, $67 million, in 2020. As a community foundation, its resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of improving quality of life for all in the region. The Foundation currently manages about 2,500 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations and its affiliate, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, has assets of $1.46 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of basic needs and development opportunities within Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn more at

Program Manager

Reports to: President/CEO
Position Type: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:   Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) is a growing nonprofit that provides support to small and midsized nonprofits throughout the Southwestern PA region. The Program Manager is responsible for the administration and execution of programs, services and internal operations working closely with the Program Associate, other staff, and our program participants. Perform a high level of administrative duties requiring initiative, judgment, confidentiality, and the ability to discern and positively influence sensitive community, organizational and interpersonal situations.  Incumbent must have a professional demeanor, the ability to set and change priorities as needed and interact effectively with boards, committees, community groups, and outside vendors.



  • Leads the Intensive Services Program, activities and functions from inception to program completion
  • Solid understanding of capacity building and management with not-for-profit organizations in the region
  • Experience in program design and management
  • Experience in data interpretation & data integration
  • Leads research in support of program development and execution
  • Write grant proposals and reports, assist in raising support for programs while also ensuring the receipt of grant reports, and assessments from program participants and project deliverables
  • Lead, organize and contribute to internal and external meeting logistics, including ensuring departmental staff stays on track with meeting logistics, deadlines and reporting to key stakeholders
  • Assists in major programmatic offerings including but not limited to Inclusive Voices,  and other signature PACE programs needing support as an integral member of the PACE team
  • Assists in identifying resources or organizations able to offer training and/or technical expertise to program participants
  • Conducts research, monitors, and evaluates learning practices
  • Provides basic technical support to staff as well as users at all stages and offer basic guidance and oversight to applicants about programs, requirements, and other questions

Organizational Partnering & Initiatives

  • Exhibit and maintain trust-based and productive relationships with a wide range of organizations and individuals, funding partners, and PACE employees
  • Collaborate with team members in ongoing learning and process improvement, incorporating external and internal feedback to constantly improve how we do our work
  • Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities for self and direct reports and participate in organization-wide training sessions
  • Provide leadership with planning, scheduling, coordinating, and implementing programmatic events, activities, panel meetings, Yakety-Yak event and other meetings

Grants Management Support

  • Connect with program participants to stay informed of events, activities, and developments in local communities (i.e., track inquiries/responses, coordinate logistics for external partners, provide technical assistance, etc.)
  • Process grants through their full lifecycle, including creating, maintaining, and updating hard copy and electronic grant files according to the organizations legal, operational, and financial requirements
  • Provide leadership in assembling, measuring, and evaluating the impact of PACE programs and prepare reports and datasets
  • Support the President/CEO along with the Finance Director in securing programmatic funding, support and providing the detailed results of the program efforts to submit timely to the appropriate funders
  • Engage in special projects and other tasks as assigned


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related operations, grant, programmatic experience is desired
  • A college degree or equivalent education is highly desired


  • Strong operations, administration, and project coordination skills and experience, including the ability to plan and implement projects both independently and with colleagues
  • A track record of being able to meet tight, sometimes simultaneous, deadlines with a keen ability to prioritize, adapt to changing needs, and partner with others to meet common goals
  • Excellent detail orientation and accurate data entry while considering how those details impact the bigger picture
  • Good writing, analytical and problem‐solving skills
  • Excellent listening skills, interpersonal skills and phone skills
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of organization, planning, records management, and general administration with a keen ability to multitask
  • Able to follow instructions, including adherence to all policies, standards, and behaviors consistent with employees of PACE
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn and become proficient with systems; advanced MS Word and Excel skills including mail-merge, ability to create spreadsheet databases, and use of advanced MS features and functions is preferred
  • Advanced Google suite skills include G-Mail, Google Search, and Google Docs
  • Aptitude to learn new skills, including the organization’s web-based data management systems (Salsa)
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to the following: computer, business phone system, calculator, and print/copy work center
  • Familiarity with virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, etc.


  • Temporary remote work due to COVID
  • Typical office environment
  • Some travel required


PACE offers competitive benefits including health, dental, vision, 403B Retirement plan, paid vacation days and holiday pay


Organizational Advancement Coordinator


The Organizational Advancement Coordinator actively works with the Executive Director and the Program Coordinator to develop and implement fund development and marketing activities of the organization, including fund/campaigns and donor development, community engagement/special events, grant/proposal submissions, and communication of RSFSR’s brand and activities.  The Organizational Advancement Coordinator will support the RSFSR staff and board to strengthen and diversify its funding and raise awareness about issues of spinal cord injury recovery and care.

Major Job Responsibilities

Directly reporting to the Executive Director, the Organizational Advancement Coordinator identifies, qualifies, and assists in cultivation and stewardship of funds & major gifts from external stakeholders.  To support fund raising efforts, the Organizational Advancement Coordinator will manage grant/proposal activities while being the gate-keeper to RSFSR’s brand within different mediums of communications and marketing efforts.  To be successful in this position, the Organizational Advancement Coordinator will need to be connected to the community to support continuous outreach and networking to ensure fundraising goals are met or exceeded.  The specific duties and responsibilities are not inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned to ensure the success of RSFSR.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

Fund/Donor Development:

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Program Coordinator on overall advancement strategy to support existing relationships and to secure new and untapped resources.  Work in partnership with the RSFSR Board of Directors.
  • Manage giving systems and donor infrastructure including the research, identification and development of varied audiences. Assist in the development, production and dissemination of support materials for fundraising activities.
  • Collaborate with, and support the Executive Director and Board of Directors, to network and influence and establish corporate partnerships. Conduct outreach as directed.
  • Campaign development and management:  Provide information and guidance to the Executive Director and Board related to Annual Giving and planned giving efforts. Draft annual and special appeals to build individual giving
  • Manage the Donor Perfect data base.  Receive, acknowledge and track all donor contributions, pledges in-kind donations and other payments. Maintain updated mailing lists, donor lists and donor profiles.
  • Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports as needed.

Grant/Proposal Execution:

  • Coordinates and executes grant processes (e.g. writing, assembling, submitting evaluations, budget, feasibility, reporting, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring award.
  • Research new grant opportunities and analyze current/past submissions/awards for the purpose of developing additional resources.
  • Develop and collaborate on grant strategy.  Maintain proposal calendar and financial management of grants.

Brand Communication:

  • Design, implement and manage RSFSR’s visibility, media and marketing.
  • Develop standard and unique messaging for different arenas and mediums.  Manage and produce RSFSR’s social media, newsletters and website content.
  • Oversee production of the annual report.
  • Respond as first point of contact with design consultants and printers.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director on public relations activities and crisis PR situations as needed with media, press and/or other external audiences.


  • Demonstrated experience with donor development and fundraising strategies
  • Dynamic professional with proven track record of building donor relationships
  • Technical implementation and knowledge of database software (Donor Perfect), MS Office Suite, website updates and social media posting (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; public speaking, English language, grammar, composition, business correspondence, and overall communication etiquette.
  • Accept flexible working hours. Willingness to use own mode of transportation for work-related purposes.
  • Ability to work both independently or without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization.  High energy and passion for spinal cord injury support and advocacy.
  • Adhere to appropriate standards of conduct and ethics, including but not limited to:
    • Confidentiality
    • Integrity and honesty
    • Follow and/or comply with management and/or board directives
    • Exhibit the ability to adapt effectively to changing internal and external environments
    • Cooperate and collaborate respectfully with others
    • Participate and engage in proactive problem solving


  • Bachelor’s degree required plus 5 years of professional experience in fund development
  • Tangible experience expanding and cultivating existing individual donor relationships over time.
  • Tangible experience growing a nonprofit organization’s social media and online presence and reach.


  • Salary Range:  $50,000 – $57,000
  • Health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays


No phone inquiries, qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter and resume to:

RSFSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/ADA

Major Giving Associate

STATUS: Full-time, exempt

REPORTS TO: Director, Major Giving

The Major Giving Associate will play a key role in generating philanthropic gifts to ensure the continued growth and long-term financial stability at Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC). Reporting to the Director of Major Giving, the Major Giving Associate will implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit annual and planned gifts primarily from individuals and families. Responsibilities include coordinating efficient and effective workflow for the major giving program, fostering positive relationships with major donors, and managing a portfolio of prospects. The ideal candidate is passionate about the mission, the value of public media and advancing their expertise in philanthropy.

About Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting

We are an independent, locally owned, community-supported public media organization.  PCBC is home to 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP, along with their related websites and digital services, all of which serve Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of western Pennsylvania.  The mission of PCBC is to create and distribute trusted content, build connections and strengthen our community through public media.

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.  Employee development is critical to the missions of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting and its stations, so we invest resources in providing development opportunities for all employees.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision benefits, a 403(b) plan with generous matching contributions, paid sick time, vacation and holidays, maternity and new parent leave, and a workplace that is fun, diverse and innovative.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Director of Major Giving to meet annual revenue goals and nurture long-term relationships with current and prospective major donors.
  • Provide excellent donor services and stewardship to strengthen relationships, demonstrate appreciation and inspire positive experiences.
  • Manage a portfolio of prospective major donors giving $1,000 – $2,499 with an opportunity to develop your expertise and expand this portfolio.
  • Exercise strong relationship management and communication skills.
  • Systematize moves management steps to support the efficient and effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors.
  • Utilize development database to manage donor information, create profiles, produce correspondence, track moves management and run reports.
  • Employ Mailchimp for routine communication including personalized impact reports, invitations, and other email correspondence.
  • Facilitate prompt and efficient gift acknowledgement and recognition of gifts.
  • Draft language in the voice of the sender and style of the organization.
  • Help coordinate, communicate and implement major donor events.
  • Conduct prospect research as directed, utilizing cultivation history in database.
  • Support reporting and documentation needed for grants.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Occasionally provide support to Membership and Special Gifts.
  • Perform special functions as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent time management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong judgement, sense of ethics, integrity and accountability.
  • Experience soliciting individuals by phone and/or in person.
  • Must be technologically proficient with Microsoft Office products, Mailchimp (or other email systems) and comfortable learning new technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and to interact well with colleagues, donors and external constituents.
  • Experience in database administration and/or managing donor records.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines as required.

Other Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Philanthropy, Communications or relevant field of study; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-3 years of experience in fundraising or related experience, preferably with a focus on individual and/or major giving.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
  • Honesty and integrity in all dealings.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of PCBC, its stations and philanthropy.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment as well as event locations in western Pennsylvania. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and printers.  Typical office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00-6:00, however, evenings and weekend work are occasionally necessary.

To Apply

Please visit the recruitment site here. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three references. In your application, please let us know how you heard about the position.

This position is available immediately, and the search for candidates may be terminated without notice.  No phone calls, please.


The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various state and national policy deliberations that affect our community.  The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginning in summer 2022, requiring residence in Northeast Ohio during the term of engagement.  The Fellowship experience will be tailored to the Foundation’s needs and, to some extent, to the Fellow’s interests and will include a wide range of substantive assignments including analyzing grant proposals, organizing and conducting site visits and research related to the Foundation’s grantmaking interests.

To be considered for the Fellowship, each candidate must submit a cover letter, a short essay discussing why the Fellowship opportunity is appealing, a detailed resume and two letters of recommendation.  Please also indicate how you learned of the position.  These materials should be combined into one PDF document for submission and are due no later than 5 p.m. EST on January 6, 2022.  The Fellow will be selected in the spring of 2022.  Application materials should be emailed to  Letters of recommendation may be submitted as part of the application or sent separately via email or regular mail.

The Foundation views the Fellowship as a valuable early career opportunity and the selection process will be highly competitive. The successful candidate for this Fellowship will have demonstrated a desire to work in public service or the nonprofit sector.  Excellent critical thinking and writing skills as well as sufficient computer competency to carry out assigned work are essential.  While a graduate degree and/or several years work experience are typical of Gund Fellows, the Foundation also welcomes applications from untraditional candidates who possess the skills outlined above but whose life experiences have taken them down different paths.

Each George Gund Foundation Fellow will receive a stipend of $47,500 per year, plus a full benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 403(b) contributions and work-related travel expenses.  Housing, transportation and other living arrangements are the responsibility of the Fellow.  The George Gund Foundation (, established in 1952, is the largest private foundation in Ohio.  The Foundation makes annual grants totaling approximately $25 million.  Program directors professionally handle grantmaking in public education, vibrant neighborhood and inclusive economy, thriving families and social justice, creative culture and arts, climate and environmental justice, and democracy building.

The George Gund Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, hiring without discrimination due to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic established by law.  The Foundation has a deep commitment to racial equity and inclusion and seeks a highly diverse pool from which to select the strongest candidate for this position; individuals from underrepresented identities who match this Fellowship profile are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director, State Grant Programs

Position Title: Director, State Grant Programs

Reports to: The Black Equity Coalition Internal Coordinator


The Black Equity Coalition (BEC) supports the creation of equitable systems to affirm the dignity of every human being through collaborations, networks, and policymaking.  The BEC originally focused on addressing COVID-19 impacts on vulnerable populations.  The Coalition quickly realized that the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on the health, well-being, and economic stability of people of color highlighted the need to address institutional racism and structural impediments that continue to plague Black, undervalued and underserved communities. The BEC remains committed to working on matters of racial equity beyond the pandemic’s eventual end.

The BEC seeks to establish a co-leadership coordinated collaborative strategic partnership model, using clustered social determinants of health as identifiers to target needed wrap-around services through local nonprofit organizations. Thus, the leadership “huddle” is comprised of a network of government officials, scientists, academics, and community organizations who prioritize the health of black and brown residents.


The Director, State Grant Programs helps fulfill the mission of Black Equity Coalition (BEC) and serves as the lead on the implementation and execution of deliverables related to private, state and appliable federal grants across the state of Pennsylvania. This position requires a dynamic and organized leader who can design the execution of grant related activities. Additionally, some who understands cross-sectoral application and leveraging partnerships to meet critical metrics and milestones. Aligning activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Social Determinants of Health, and maximize the influence and expertise of the BEC across the state is essential.

The Director, State Grant Programs operates as the frontline contact for transformational work to address the COVID-19 impact on resilient communities across the Commonwealth.  Partnering with key stakeholders to execute committee deliverables including tracking of data/metrics, developing and managing community engagement activities, liaising with local health departments and the Federally Qualified Health Centers, developing and managing a list of subject matter experts for speaking engagements, and overseeing the implementation (budget management, vendor management, etc.) of state grants with new and existing donors to the Foundation. The position works primarily with BEC Leadership Huddle and Committees, The POISE Foundation and The Forbes Funds while playing a forwarding facing role with external partners and decision makers.


  • This position will supervise team implementing grant (communications, events and data coordinator) to meet goals and required metrics.
  • Develop and implement a multi-year strategic plan and budget, identifying opportunities to scale.
  • Establish and maintain clear lines of communication and collaborative partnership with leaders of other programs, team members and the community.
  • Monitor budget expenditures, forecast shifts needed at 30 -,60-, and 90-day increments.
  • Serve as lead coordinator for the advisory team and schedule and plan regular meetings. Develop a shared calendar.
  • Supervise/coordinate mini-grant program implementation including reporting format
  • Coordinate state grant communications and strategize content creation needs for graphic designers
  • Measure team performance against grant metrics, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Prepare reports to PADOH on project activities as requested
  • Communicate and coordinate with BEC staff, consultants, Huddle when applicable
  • Organize, cultivate and maintain relationships with organizations and partners across the state
  • Proactively lead communications and coordinate with Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) staff as necessary re: grant performance
  • Ensure and develop quality standards and contractual agreements that are to be met by participating partners/organizations


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience including managing multisectoral and large, complex state, federal, or private grants
  • Previous experience in executive leadership including management of staff
  • Proven track record of thinking strategically, working well under pressure
  • Advanced skills in project management, able to manage several concurrent projects with a keen results-focused orientation
  • Able to multi-task, balance competing priorities effectively, complex situations in a deadline driven environment. A keen results orientation with follow through and accountability for results is a must.
  • Technological astute using relevant software (Zoom, Dropbox, Asana, Google Drive Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Demonstrates proactive problem solving, leadership, conflict management, and team building skills to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with a wide range of diverse stakeholders
  • Quick learner, self-driven and able to work independently within a short period.
  • Applies creativity, organizational skills, and good judgement in addressing partner needs
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and coordinate community and civic groups, businesses and individuals to work together to benefit BEC.
  • Must have excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to make dynamic presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small, team-oriented environment, motivate staff, build team cohesion, and hold others accountable to expectations.
  • Must have an inquisitive, investigative mindset, and be willing and able to “dig deeper,” rather than accept information at face value


This position offers a competitive salary starting at $65,000+. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays and personal time off (PTO).