COMMUNITY IMPACT PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

North Texas Community Foundation
Published
June 2, 2022
Location
777 Main St Suite 2850, Fort Worth, Texas
Category
Job Type

Description

The Organization

North Texas Community Foundation (NTCF) works with local donors and leaders to respond to the needs of our community and drive meaningful change through charitable investment. At the core of everything we do is a network of 265 generous individuals, families and businesses intent on shaping the future of North Texas for good, forever.

The Community Impact Team facilitates impactful grant programs to carry on the legacy and philanthropic passions of North Texans. In response to pressing community need, the team identifies impactful giving opportunities and shares our community knowledge within NTCF, its board, and the broader community.

 

The Opportunity

NTCF seeks a Community Impact Programs Coordinator who is a skilled project manager, talented relationship builder, and knowledgeable about the nonprofit sector to implement key initiatives of the Foundation. This role in the Community Impact Team will be responsible for implementing the Fund to Advance Racial Equity (FARE), growing the WORTH Next Gen philanthropy program, and assisting with other Community Impact projects. The position will report to the Associate Director of Community Impact.

FARE supports organizations building understanding across racial lines, increasing diverse leadership, and improving community-police relations. The Fund has awarded over one million dollars to thirty-six nonprofits and municipal entities since launching in 2020. An Advisory Council provides direction for the Fund and a cohort model provides grantees with additional support. This additional support will include regular gatherings, a capacity building assessment, and access to the Catchafire platform (a new initiative NTCF is launching that connects nonprofits with skilled volunteers).

WORTH Next Gen is a charitable membership group comprised of young professionals (ages 22-40). Members make a donation to the WORTH Endowment to join, learn about critical needs facing our community and decide how to meet those needs through a collaborative grantmaking process. The group choses a different focus area every year and has awarded over $120,000 to ten nonprofits since 2016.

 

Role and Responsibilities

Fund to Advance Racial Equity (approximately 65%)

Grantee Cohort Administration

  • Schedule, plan, and facilitate cohort gatherings
  • Be an expert on grantee projects, attend grantee events, and support project execution as needed
  • Coordinate capacity building assessments and connect grantees to resources to address capacity challenges (including the Catchafire platform)
  • Identify impactful grantee stories to share with external audiences
  • Track performance metrics and collect data (e.g. surveys) to ensure success of the Fund

Grant Cycle Support

  • Proactively identify new potential grantees
  • Respond to inquiries about the Fund
  • Support grant cycle activities including nonprofit orientation, committee preparation, grant deliberation, and review of follow-up reports

External Relationships

  • Plan, coordinate and host Advisory Council meetings; assist in identifying potential new Advisory Council members
  • Produce a monthly e-mail newsletter
  • Support relationship building with other racial equity stakeholders and stay informed of racial equity work underway in the community (e.g. Fort Worth Office of the Police Monitor progress)
  • Represent the Fund to external audiences
  • Work with external consultants supporting the fund as needed
  • Occasionally submit proposals to other funders to solicit support

 

WORTH Next Gen (approximately 25%)

Steering Committee Support

  • Serve as the Liaison for the Steering Committee. Duties include: planning meetings, providing guidance, and assisting in the development of the committee in partnership with the Steering Committee Chair
  • Support sub-committees focused on membership, grants, etc.

Promotion

  • Promote activities through e-blasts, social media posts and collateral in conjunction with other NTCF departments
  • Collaborate with the NTCF team to coordinate WORTH Next Gen promotion among fundholders, professional advisors, and the broader community
  • Maintain a membership roster and monitor membership payments

Event Management

  • Ensure events are successful and impactful through overseeing logistics, coordinating speakers and supporting Steering Committee members in running events
  • Work with the Community Impact Team to produce the grant deliberation meeting

 

Other (approximately 10%)

  • Ensure success of the Catchafire capacity building initiative through encouraging grantees to access the platform and troubleshooting issues or concerns they may have
  • Provide support for other Community Impact programs or projects as needed such as identifying impactful giving opportunities for NTCF fundholders

 

 

 

 

 

The Ideal Candidate

Experience and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and two or more years of work experience (additional work experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)
  • Experience working with communities of color in a nonprofit context
  • Subject matter knowledge of nonprofit capacity building and racial equity work
  • Proven ability to facilitate committees/workgroups/meetings
  • History of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Preferred experience with young professional (or similar) groups
  • Preferred experience with grant writing or reviewing

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to quickly build rapport and establish new relationships
  • Detail-oriented and able to execute projects independently as well as with a team
  • Commitment to organization and open communication
  • Positive attitude, takes initiative, and remains flexible
  • Ability to navigate sometimes challenging conversations while maintaining a respectful demeanor

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs/Sheets
  • Asana or other project management software knowledge is a plus

 

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and personal time
  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 403(b) and employer 403(b) contributions provided after six months
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance

Application Instructions

How to Apply

  • Candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Garrett March at gmarch@northtexascf.org (please put “Job Application: Community Impact Programs Coordinator” in the subject line).
  • No phone calls accepted.
  • NTCF hopes to have a candidate selected for this role by mid-summer.

 

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