Colorado Nonprofit Association

Philanthropic Initiatives Coordinator

Position Purpose

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Philanthropic Initiatives Coordinator to support collaborative giving circles for Jewish teens and Jewish young adults and endowment training programs for nonprofit organizations. This position is a member of the Philanthropic Services department and reports to the Director of Collaborative Philanthropy.

Additional Initiative Information • Rose Youth Foundation, giving circle for Jewish high school students • Roots & Branches Foundation, giving circle for Jewish young adults • Endowment Building Pathways, helping nonprofits launch and grow endowment funds

Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic role and is adept at managing multiple ongoing projects. They are highly detail-oriented and organized, enabling them to prioritize tasks effectively and pivot when necessary. With strong relationship skills, they understand the nuance of working with a wide range of stakeholders from high school students and their parents to staff and board members of partner nonprofit organizations. As both an independent contributor and collaborator, they thrive in working across various levels of tasks to see projects through from planning to completion.

Across our team, we value humor, humility and self-awareness, empathy, and strong personal and professional integrity and ethics. 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. This role 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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Initiative Project Management and Facilitation

• Plan and carry out training sessions, meetings, and events, including coordinating scheduling and catering, overseeing logistics, including virtual tools, preparing materials and leading follow-up actions and next steps for participants.

• Facilitate meeting learning, discussions, decision-making and training content.

• Research and prepare meeting content and resources.

• Identify and share Jewish teachings as relevant to programming.

• Project manage grant cycles for collaborative giving circles and incentive grants for Endowment Building Pathways.

• Track and manage initiative expenses and spending.

• Coordinate and attend meetings and events outside of normal business hours in the evenings and on Sundays.

Outreach and Stewardship

• Manage initiative recruitment, application process, and timeline.

• Collaborate with the Communications team on initiative storytelling.

• Support stewardship efforts of current initiative participants and alumni.

• Support fundraising efforts for the Rose Youth Foundation endowment fund, including implementing strategies, participating in asks, and stewarding donors and prospects; provide resources to Endowment Building Pathway participants for their endowment fundraising efforts.

• Manage the Foundation’s relationship with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the co-funding partner for the Endowment Momentum Pathway

Reporting and Evaluation

• Manage timely, detailed and accurate reporting processes.

• Maintain records and documents in the Foundation’s database.

• Manage evaluation of initiatives and recommend program changes.

Mentoring and Coaching

• Answer questions and provide responsive support to initiative participants and grantees.

• Lead the mentoring and education of Rose Youth Foundation student interns to develop their leadership skills.

• Plan and carry out team-building opportunities for giving circle initiatives.

Supervisor Relationship

The Philanthropic Initiatives Coordinator reports to the Director of Collaborative Philanthropy and does not have administrative support or direct reports.

Qualifications, Experiences and Skills


• Minimum four years of professional work experience in relevant fields including: nonprofit program management, teaching, fundraising and development, foundations, philanthropy, and grantmaking.

• Facilitation and project management/coordination experience

• Highly detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong professional discretion and judgment, with the ability to discern situations that can be managed independently and those that require the involvement of a colleague.

• Proven track record of working effectively across different settings, communities and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures.

• An understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles and practices and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work

• Knowledge of Judaism, the Jewish community and Jewish teachings

• Skilled with technology, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams and Zoom

• Valid Driver’s License

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations 1 and 2


• Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent life and professional experience

• Experience working with, mentoring and/or leading groups of youth or teens

• Knowledge of legacy giving and nonprofit endowment building

• Experience with a CRM database


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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Rose Community Foundation believes in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.