Colorado Nonprofit Association

Community Impact Coordinator

Reports to: Chief Impact Officer

Department: Community Impact

Average hours per week: 40

FSLA Status: Exempt

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Community Impact Coordinator to support the activities of the Community Impact team with a focus on project management, meeting coordination, and supporting nonprofit and grantee partner relationships. The ideal candidate is organized, a collaborative team player, and a people-person with a passion for community.

The Community Impact team oversees Rose Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking in the seven-county Greater Denver region focused on fostering democracy, opportunity, belonging and supporting Jewish life. Additionally, the team leads many funder collaboratives and special funds, including those focused on immigrants and refugees, local journalism, firearm injury and death prevention, and Jewish community resiliency.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude and a commitment to community. They will bring project management experience, a focus on quality and attention to detail, and an ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment. The ideal person for this role is team-oriented and self-motivated with a drive to take initiative, achieve results, and support others with trust and collaboration. They are someone who can create structure and process within multiple complex projects, managing up and out to ensure tasks are assigned and completed. They are interested in ongoing learning about best practices in institutional grantmaking and have a willingness to bring new ideas and think strategically about projects. Experience working with diverse populations, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds is important to us.

Across our team, we value humor, humility, self-awareness, empathy, and strong personal and professional integrity. Rose Community Foundation strives to continually evolve and has an organizational orientation towards growth and learning, so we look for team members who demonstrate flexibility and a growth mindset. The Community Impact Coordinator will contribute to a positive work environment, finding personal and professional alignment with the Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities and consistently demonstrating the Foundation’s culture and values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, empathy, generosity, community, and transformation through collaboration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Coordination

• Project manage major initiatives of the Community Impact team, including funder collaboratives, grantee learning events, and grantmaking workflow.

• Lead cross-departmental coordination and projects (with Admin and Finance, Philanthropic Services and Communications) and represent the Community Impact department in cross-departmental meetings.

• Other duties as assigned.

Administrative and Grants Support

• Bring process improvement and workflow structures to grant application reviews and decisions, assist with the monitoring and evaluation of grant-funded programs and projects, and help prepare final reports.

• Track and update grantmaking and budgets including pledged donations to special funds.

• Draft and edit written grant applications and reports for special funds and project manage deadlines for applications and reports.

• Occasionally review and evaluate nonprofit grant applications and provide funding recommendations to senior staff.

• Update and maintain constituent/stakeholder database records.

• Other duties as assigned.

External Coordination

• Oversee the Community Impact team’s administrative functions for external projects, including scheduling, meeting coordination and preparation, notetaking and agenda development.

• Schedule meetings, site visits and convenings with Foundation partners, such as nonprofits, donors, foundations and community members.

• Support nonprofit relationships, helping to manage outside inquiries and connect interested nonprofits with the appropriate staff member or funding opportunity.

• Occasionally provide administrative or logistical support for meetings and events outside of traditional business hours.

• Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISOR RELATIONSHIP

The Community Impact Coordinator reports to the Chief Impact Officer and provides support for the work of the Community Impact team.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Required:

• Minimum four years of work experience, with at least two years’ experience in project management and/or program coordination

• Strong project management skills; able to plan, prioritize and track multiple projects under deadline

• Commitment to and experienced in providing exceptional customer service

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a priority on clarity and accuracy

• Experience working effectively across different settings, communities and issues with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures

• Lived experiences and/or personal understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion and a commitment to incorporating these principles into internal and external work

• Highly proficient user of technology, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams and Zoom

• Alignment with the Foundation’s mission and purpose and demonstrated interest in issues impacting the Greater Denver community

Preferred:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional and life experience

• Familiarity with the nonprofit or philanthropic sector

• Knowledge of the Greater Denver region and an understanding of the issues facing its residents

• Experience working with CRM and database systems

• Understanding of basic financial tracking

• Fluency (oral and written) in Spanish and/or additional language(s) other than English

ABOUT ROSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation envisions a thriving region strengthened by its diversity and generosity, and it utilizes the varied tools at its disposal – grantmaking, advocacy and philanthropic services – to advance this aspiration. Since its founding in 1995, the Foundation has granted more than $400 million to over 2,000 organizations and initiatives, including $60 million in facilitated grantmaking from donor-advised funds. The Foundation also supports nearly 100 nonprofit organizations in creating and growing endowments to sustain their vital work into the future, currently stewarding $70 million in endowed assets. The Foundation has $395 million in total assets under management and deployed more than $30 million in discretionary, restricted and donor-advised grants in 2023.

Workplace

Fully renovated office with a collaborative environment located in a building with a café, gym, secure indoor bike parking, covered employee parking and convenient access to parks and trails. We operate on a structured hybrid model where staff work in the office/community at least three days per week and have the option to work remotely up to two days per week.