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OrganizationCharlottesville Area Community Foundation
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineDecember 6, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$60–65,000
Phone(434) 296-1024


The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is seeking a Donor Relations Manager, Grants and Scholarships, to provide stewardship and oversight to donor advised and committee advised grantmaking programs, as well as scholarship funds. In line with the goals of these fund programs, the Donor Relations Manager realizes opportunities to engage donors and advisors, and to leverage fund resources, in support of the community. They ensure that fund operations are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and achieve best practice standards.

Job Duties

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Proactively manage relationships to the Foundation’s donor advised grantmaking programs and scholarship funds, providing advice and superior service that is consistent with Council on Foundations’ National Standards and align with the goals of donors, advisors and committee members
  • Manage all aspects of the various grants programs including but not limited to applications, grant guidelines, supporting committee decision-making, and payment of all grant awards
  • Work in partnership with donors and fund advisors to refine and improve all aspects of grantmaking programs to ensure programs reflect philanthropic goals of the donors
  • Facilitate various grant committee meetings to ensure clear and consistent program management. Onboard new committee members as needed.
  • Manage grant partner relationships and communications, organize engagement and follow-up opportunities, problem-solve challenges, track progress, and maintain accurate records
  • Manage and maintain accurate records for all scholarship programs, ensuring funds are in compliance with federal regulations
  • Establish new grantmaking and scholarship fund accounts with donors
  • Monitor the overall activity of existing funds, responding to inquiries from fund holders including timely action for contribution and distribution requests
  • Together with the Communications Manager, share philanthropic stories with our stakeholders through newsletters, annual reports and/or video projects
  • Maintain accurate records of all contacts with current and donors
  • Implement relevant areas of strategic plan, assess results, and adjust as necessary
  • Performs other duties related to resource development

Skills Required

The ideal candidate possesses strong customer service orientation and an ability to make people feel at ease. They will be a friendly, active listener who is eager to engage with people from various backgrounds. They will convey a high degree of commitment and passion for mission of the Community Foundation and will possess strong oral and written communication skills. They have strong values around equity, diversity, and inclusion, and they are eager to join an organization that is actively working to operationalize these values. They will address a wide range of questions and provide guidance to help donors fulfill their philanthropic goals and interests. Five years or more of experience working in a professional environment is required.

Additional Info

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter describing candidate qualifications and relevant experience with contact information to: Nareen Scott at Please send as one document.