Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Program Coordinator is a professional position within the Trust’s program divisions: Health Care and Poor and Needy. He/she is an important Trust contact with grant seekers and the community at large and serves as the first point of contact for prospective grantees interested in applying for a grant. In partnership with the Health Care and Poor and Needy divisions’ staff, the Program Coordinator works to advance the Trust’s strategic grantmaking in support of the foundation’s mission to improve the health and quality of life of under resourced communities in North Carolina.
The Program Coordinator serves as key administrative and operations support for the program team. The Program Coordinator is also valued as an engaged participant in the Trust’s internal and external program learning whenever possible.
The Program Coordinator, depending on his/her interests and skills will have opportunities for independent work that supports the mission of the Trust. In addition, through interaction with all Trust staff, he/she will have an opportunity to refine and deepen his/her skills and interests.
Overall, the Program Coordinator will fully embrace the strategic opportunity that philanthropy provides for community change and must be comfortable with the various dimensions of the Trust’s asset- and place-based approach.
- Serve as the initial point of contact for all individuals and organizations inquiring about grant opportunities and make recommendations to program staff for follow-up.
- Work with program staff to schedule individual meetings with prospective grantees and ensure that program staff has the relevant information to be prepared for those meetings.
- Coordinate calendars, schedule meetings and phone calls, and arrange travel plans for program staff. Take notes during internal grant review meetings to be used by program staff to refine recommendations.
- Provide administrative and/or communications support for the Trust’s two major long-term strategic initiatives: Healthy Places NC and Great Expectations.
- Work with Grants Manager to ensure a steady flow of information to and from the Gifts grants management system.
- Provide research support for program staff using a high degree of self-direction.
- Organize and/or provide administrative support to meetings and special events that support the Foundation’s goals.
- Provide other broad staff support to all Trust staff as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- One to two years of relevant work experience in nonprofit, governmental or for-profit setting preferred.
- Experience and aptitude for working on behalf of financially disadvantaged communities and their members.
- Some knowledge of health and human services issues, nonprofit and philanthropic structures, and interest in advancing knowledge base.
- Ability to gently but firmly tell people “No” under the stress of responding to community problems.
- Ability to quickly learn the Trust’s history with various grantees, community leaders and other stakeholder groups.
- Ability to anticipate information needed to support programmatic efforts.
- Willingness and ability to immerse oneself in learning about North Carolina’s various regions and their similarities and differences.
- Willingness and ability to immerse oneself in learning about Forsyth County—past, present and future.
- Displays comfort and commitment to applying an equity framework to all work.
- Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills.
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
- An optimistic and supportive presence—both in person and on the phone.
- Ease of use of various Microsoft Office applications and other technology-based programs and tools.
How To Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Erin Yates, special assistant to the president, at email@example.com by March 31, 2017.
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status