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Program Officer

Company: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

The Program Officer will be part of the grants team at the Community Foundation, working with a team of five other grants professionals to provide grants and scholarships to Linn County and beyond. The Program Officer will manage scholarships and assigned grant portfolios at the Community Foundation, participate in grants management and evaluation activities, and represent the Community Foundation at relevant community meetings that align with assigned portfolios.Principal Responsibilities:GrantmakingManage assigned grant portfolios, which includes the following elements:Provide technical assistance to applicants related to proposal development and submissionReview and analyze submitted proposalsManage the committee review process, including committee training, site visit coordination, and support of the committee chairpersonProvide feedback to applicants after the application review processConduct field visits to assess progress of grantee organizations and projectsReview submitted reportsWork with grants team to routinely assess implementation of assigned grant portfolios and monitor best practices in grantmaking with a perspective of continual improvement--Analyze opportunities for impact in portfolio areasDevelop subject matter expertise and knowledge of key people and organizationsFollow National Standards and legal requirements for grantmakingGrants ManagementEnsure accurate and timely management of assigned grant portfolios through the payment and reporting processFollow weekly protocol to approve all grants that are ready for paymentUsing the iPhi grants management system, provide team assistance with the online grant application portal and manage assigned grant portfoliosScholarship ManagementTogether with Program Associate, implement annual scholarship cycle, which includes creating/updating scholarship documents and templates, communicating with high schools, ensuring publicity of available scholarships, and managing volunteer review committeeRecommend strategy and process improvements for scholarships and maintain scholarship policy documentWork with Development Team to assist with the establishment of new scholarshipsFollow National Standards and legal requirements for scholarships.Community LiaisonRepresent the Community Foundation at relevant community meetings that align with grant and scholarship portfoliosGeneral Duties and ResponsibilitiesComply with all Community Foundation policiesMaintain confidentiality as defined in the Community Foundation Confidentiality PolicyDemonstrate a positive attitude and professional manner, both in appearance and actions in carrying out job responsibilitiesFollow emergency plan in crisis situationsAttend and participate in Community Foundation meetings as directedMaintain scheduled work hours and notify his/her supervisor personally of absencesPromote a team concept by being courteous, helpful and supportive to other employees and all Community Foundation audiencesWork flexible hours, including evening and weekend hours, if neededMaintain the cleanliness of the work environmentComplete/submit forms related to payroll and human resources accurately and on time to supervisorPerform all other duties as assignedQualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experienceMinimum of three years' experience in the social sciences, nonprofit sector, or related fieldStrong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suiteAbility to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writingAbility to manage priorities and workflowAcute attention to detailStrong organizational and analytical skillsAbility to handle multiple relationships, responsibilities, and deadlinesFlexibility and adaptabilityAbility to learn foundation database system (Stellar Financial's iPhi Core)recblid 81g8ap96xzewqliermvuhj6kyn71ri

Keywords: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Cedar Rapids , Program Officer, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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