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Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs

Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Virginia, United States
$65,000.00 - $71,000.00
Closing date
May 1, 2023
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Join our team as Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs.  We look for someone who cares about helping to meet the charitable needs in our community and advance the Community Foundation’s mission to Grow Community Giving. We have a small but mighty staff committed to excellence in work ethics and rewarded with high job satisfaction. We are committed to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in both our programs and people power.

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties based in Leesburg, VA, is a highly visible and dynamic nonprofit serving our footprint. Last year, we distributed more than $2.6 million in grants to more than 250 nonprofits and offered training and professional development to more than 300 nonprofit leaders.  We work with an active volunteer board of directors to implement a vigorous series of programs within our community for philanthropists, stakeholders, and nonprofit leaders.

This position will be open until filled. However, we appreciate your resume and cover email no later than April 21, 2023, emailed directly TO:, subject title: Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs.

The Community Foundation seeks a dynamic, community-minded individual to join its team as Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs.  The position is a full-time and reports to the Foundation’s President while also working closely with all Community Foundation team members.

The position directly supports Community Foundation fund holders in their grantmaking from personalized funds that range from Donor Advised Fund, Agency Funds, Designated Funds, to Field of Interest Funds.  Direct experience in nonprofit leadership, grantwriting, and fundraising highly desirable.

The Community Foundation views its grantees as partners and essential providers in the community we serve.  This position works closely with grantee partners providing open-door access for meetings and feedback.

Additionally, the position serves as essential coordinator for connecting with trainer talent to develop leadership training programming that ranges from two-hour workshops to multi-month seminar series on fundraising, HR, best practices, grantwriting, leadership retreats, racial equity learning, and more.

The Community Foundation operational hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. Some earlier morning meetings or evenings may be required to attend community events on an occasional basis. This position is stationed on-site at our offices with some remote work opportunity.  Our offices, in the heart of Leesburg, serve as a classroom (up to 50) and meeting space for nonprofit board meetings and small group nonprofit programs.

The Community Foundation provides a generous Personal Time Off leave policy, a Simple IRA retirement match, and fully funded QSEHRA for reimbursement of health care/insurance costs. Salary range is between $65,000 to $71,000.

We commit to equal opportunity employment with a value of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This position is funded through and contingent upon the generosity of our donors and partner funders.

Position Description – Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs

Principal Duties

The Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs is charged with administering the Community Foundation’s grantmaking work through fund holder and donor engagement, due diligence, and software management, as well as guiding strategic leadership development initiatives through training programs for area nonprofit leaders and organizations.

Organizational Leadership (estimated 15% of position duties)
  • Partner with the President and members of the Community Foundation team to monitor and evaluate organizational development for continuous improvement.
  • Supports the President to implement, monitor, and evaluate institutional policies, strategic plans and systems.
  • Presents information, analysis, and stories about grantee partners to different audiences, including funders.
  • Supports and applies all policies to ensure the Community Foundation’s greatest benefit, best practices, and in keeping with U.S. National Standards for Community Foundation requirements.
  • Represents the Community Foundation at various community programs and events.
  • Supports Community Foundation team by helping plan and implement donor education programs such as an annual Philanthropy Summit.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with community stakeholders and partners including local nonprofits, local government, and local business community.
Grantmaking (Estimated 45% of position duties)
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of and expertise in the region’s needs and local nonprofit sector to shape grant-making programs and other specific projects in an effective and responsive manner.
  • Applies and contributes to operational procedures to ensure maintenance of grant records, due diligence processes, grantmaking policies, site visits, grant reports, and grant distribution processes.
  • Supports and guides Community Foundation staff and consultants in grantmaking processes, due diligence, and communications.
  • Oversees and administers the Community Foundation’s unique grants programs such as Give Choose, Forward Turn, Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund, and Loudoun Impact Fund.
  • Serves fund holders through grant recommendation requests, personalized grantee research, and support.
  • Works with Community Foundation team members to develop timelines and announcements for grant announcements and grant-proposal orientations workshops for applicants.
  • Oversees and administers the Community Foundation’s unique scholarship programs including support to donor and volunteer-led selection committees and to student applicants.
Nonprofit Programming (Estimated 40% of position duties)
  • Plans, implements, and administers nonprofit leadership learning workshops and programs to strengthen nonprofit capacity and knowledge, including but not limited to the Nonprofit Academy, Social Impact Institute, and Racial Equity Framework programs.
  • Researches and develops relationships with nonprofit trainers and teaching consultants to refine programming, timelines, and systems.
  • Maintains program evaluation data to measure program outputs and outcomes for reporting to external stakeholders including funders as well as internal reports for staff and Board.
  • Works with Community Foundation team members to develop timelines, registration systems, and announcements for nonprofit program opportunities.
  • Develops and maintains an ongoing awareness and knowledge of learning needs within the nonprofit community and works alongside President to plan and develop annual programmatic workplan and new program opportunities.
Specific Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum three years of direct experience in the nonprofit or philanthropic sector, preferably at a senior or executive level.
  • Experience in fundraising with an in-depth knowledge of and experience in grantseeking and grantwriting.
  • Experience managing varied projects with multiple timelines.
  • Experience in public presentation and representation including the ability to work effectively with well-connected individuals, community, institutional, and governmental leaders.
  • Experience working with donors and volunteers with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the Board, committees, and related resources.
  • Experience in donor database software management and/or grantmaking software management a plus.

Every staff or contractor employed by the Community Foundation is expected to possess:

  • Integrity
  • High energy and a positive attitude
  • A commitment to providing responsive donor services
  • A dedication to quality, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • An ability to work well with co-workers; especially in a small office
  • An ability to fulfill their job requirements with minimal supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • A commitment to confidentiality
  • Leadership, drive, vision, and an inspirational commitment to the community foundation model
  • Ability to take direction, learn new tasks and approaches to problems and challenges, and work closely teammates and partners
To Apply

This position will be open until filled. However, we appreciate your resume and cover email no later than April 21, 2023, emailed directly TO:, subject title: Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs.

A final candidate will undergo a background and reference checks before a final offer is made.


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