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Director of Community Impact

The Baltimore Community Foundation
Maryland, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023


Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. Our mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, enlightened civic leadership and strategic investments. BCF’s vision is of a Baltimore that boasts a growing economy where all have the opportunity to thrive. Our action agenda organizes grants, initiatives and advocacy around this vision. The values that guide our work are trustworthiness, inclusion, and entrepreneurialism.

With assets over $306 million comprised of nearly 900 charitable funds, BCF has granted over $600 million since its inception in 1972 and is one of the Baltimore region’s top grantmaking foundations. BCF makes charitable contributions to support a wide range of issues affecting the Baltimore region, currently with a focus on investments in two interest areas: Neighborhoods and Education. BCF also serves as the fiscal sponsor for major program initiatives and is affiliated with multiple supporting organizations. BCF undergoes a vigorous accreditation every year and is certified under the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

BCF operates from the knowledge that profound disparities in opportunity exist between people of color and their white counterparts; and we acknowledge the historic and ongoing role that structural racism plays in creating and perpetuating those disparities. That is why we are committed to reducing racial disparities, identifying and combating structural racism, and fostering more equity and inclusion through our grantmaking, initiatives, and advocacy.


The Director of Community Impact is responsible for implementing BCF’s strategic communications and community investment goals in accordance with BCF’s strategic plan. The Director also serves as a key partner with the President & CEO in advancing BCF’s advocacy agenda.  The Director is responsible for developing stories of impact and ensuring the integrity of donor intent in Community Investment grantmaking.  The Director of Community Impact serves as a member of the Leadership Team and reports to the President & CEO.


Management and Strategy

  • Ensure strategic alignment, quality control and effective execution of BCF’s community investments and communications;
  • Report on the impact of BCF’s strategic grantmaking, impact investing and public advocacy;
  • Staff the program committees of the Board of Trustees;
  • Implement the Foundation’s public policy advocacy agenda;
  • Maintain a knowledge base of current trends and best practices within the community that relate to the Foundation’s interests and strategies, the public and nonprofit sectors, and the community at-large;
  • Oversee the general administrative needs of Community Investment and Communications;
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.

Strategic & Responsive Grantmaking

  • Manage data collection, analysis, and reporting to design and implement evaluation standards that supports communications, impact reports, and quality improvement efforts;
  • Guide the community investment staff to effectively administer BCF’s strategic grantmaking in accordance with BCF’s strategic plan and donor intent;
  • Oversee Community Investment grants strategy and functions, including designing and monitoring workflow processes and procedures, grants applications, review, recommendations, award activities, and grantee reporting;
  • Manage the interdepartmental collaboration with development and donor services staff on the effective administration of BCF’s specialty funds, affiliated foundations and donor advised funds as needed;
  • Implement a grantmaking portfolio as needed at the request of the President/CEO.


  • Ensure effectiveness, quality control, and strategic alignment of primary messages for BCF to its key audiences on a full range of topics;
  • Guide the communications staff in identifying and developing stories that illustrate effective key BCF messages and strategic goals;
  • Manage a comprehensive plan for strategic communications for BCF involving a schedule of print publications and digital communications;
  • Manage interdepartmental collaborations with development and donor services staff on materials that support fund development objectives and strategic communications.



  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree or similar advanced degree highly desired;
  • At least 5 years successful, high level nonprofit management experience;
  • Knowledge of Baltimore civic, community and regional issues and an understanding of non-profit management;
  • Professional experience and effectiveness in the areas of education, community development/neighborhoods, race and inclusion, public policy advocacy, data analysis, and/or communications and outreach;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies, e.g. community and nonprofit leaders, donors, trustees, volunteers and elected and other public officials;
  • Proven track record of meeting goals;
  • Aptitude for problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the foundation’s mission.

 To Apply

 The Baltimore Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search. We strive to be trustworthy, inclusive and entrepreneurial in all we do. We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits such as health, vision and dental insurance, retirement contribution and match, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, disability insurance, charitable match, flexible spending account, employee assistance program and more. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by clicking here:

 Direct calls and/or unsolicited third-party endorsements are strongly discouraged. No professional recruiters please.

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