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Program Associate

Community First Foundation
Job Description
Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.
Program Associate
This is an exciting opportunity to join Community First Foundation’s Community Impact department as a Program Associate. This newly created position is responsible for coordinating important programs and activities to advance the funding strategies and priorities of Community First Foundation. The Program Associate is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants and ensuring that internal systems are developed and utilized to their highest potential with quality results.
Grants Portfolio:
Maintain in depth knowledge and resource materials with funding areas of the Foundation.
Keep management apprised of grantee and community relationships and help to design and develop grant opportunities.
Analyze grant requests to determine the merit and fit with strategies.
Formulate recommendations within context of budget, collaborating closely with management.  
Maintain grantee relationships and related workflow needs throughout the grant request and grant term, including working within grants administration system in collaboration with Grants Administrator. 
Program Support:
Provide project coordination and support in the areas of establishing goals, timelines, and tasks for project implementation; support volunteer community advisory groups; support logistics and event planning for program activities; create an inventory of potential investment opportunities, and actively engage in the implementation of program and marketing materials. 
Support in the data development of the Foundation’s evaluation framework for grantmaking. This includes researching indicators and trends, investigating performance measures that demonstrate impact around strategy areas, and performing root cause analysis of issues related to strategy areas.  Will be responsible for developing a strong understanding of the Results Based Accountability framework.  
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
3+ years’ work history in nonprofits or related fields preferred.
Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
Broad knowledge of grants management.
Advanced in MS Word and Excel. Familiarity with grants administration software, preferably Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud and GrantedGE.
Demonstrated leadership and community networking skills.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Comfort level with public speaking. 
We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and pension plan. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the Foundation. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

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Do not directly contact Community First Foundation. 
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