Community Impact Coordinator

Community Impact Coordinator

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt 

Summary

The Community Impact Coordinator serves a vital role in fulfilling the Community Foundation of Utah’s (CFU) mission by supporting our Community Impact team with coordination, administration and implementation of a diverse and innovative portfolio of social impact initiatives. 

Position

As CFU continues to grow, the organization is entering a new phase of community impact. We are seeking a dynamic professional eager to help maintain and continue to refine an operational and administrative framework that allows CFU to scale our ability to meet pressing community needs and create a brighter future for Utah. CFU is currently developing and launching a host of new initiatives and this role will be vital in supporting and administering processes to execute, help institutionalize and evaluate this work. 

Candidates for this role should have a strong interest in supporting organizational effectiveness, data-driven decision-making, and process improvement. Candidates should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, an eagerness to learn and assist solving novel challenges while maintaining a proactive disposition and assertiveness. 

The role is part of a small but growing team, and part of an organization at the epicenter of community impact in Utah. CFU serves as the hub where donors and mission-driven organizations come together to build a better future for Utah. Founded in 2008, CFU has deployed over $250 million in grants to over 1,000 nonprofit organizations, while spearheading a diverse set of community-driven initiatives to address pressing challenges from refugee resettlement to economic insecurity. 

As a dynamic organization, every day brings new opportunities. We look for team members excited by the new and innovative, but aware of the importance of exceeding at the day to day work that drives organizational goals. Our organizational culture embraces constant iteration and a relentless pursuit of excellence and conditions rarely stay static, so we seek team members able to support this work and execute in such an environment. CFU seeks professionals who embrace full ownership of their roles and are inspired to work with an organization building a better future for Utah. 

What You Will Do

Community Initiatives 

  • Work closely to support and execute on CFU’s community impact initiatives and achieve impact outcomes in furtherance of CFU’s mission and vision
    • Handle scheduling, stakeholder communications and general implementation duties for a portfolio of CFU Initiatives including Invest in Success, the Fellows, Youth Athletic Grant, Utah Ethical Leadership Awards, CRA Giving, Give for Good Collaborative, the Community Endowment Fund, Community Impact Funds and other initiatives as needed
    • Support Community Managers in development and execution as needed
    • Respond to general community inquiries
  • Collect and organize initiative content for inclusion in annual report, grant applications and reports, board and committee memos, and other external communications 

Grant Writing and Impact Evaluation

  • Complete grant writing and reporting responsibilities for CFU’s grant portfolio as needed 
  • Support the Community Impact Manager in design of initiative monitoring and evaluation processes. 
  • Collect and analyze data, and report findings as determined by CFU’s monitoring and evaluation processes

Community Impact Funds

  • Execute logistics and administration of Community Impact Fund portfolio 
  • Support the Community Partnerships Manager and others in grantmaking responsibilities and research duties 
  • Coordinate fund committees, handle general administrative duties, and ensure seamless communication between CFU and community fund stakeholders
  • Respond to general community inquiries 

Office Administration and Special Projects

  • Administer memberships, certifications, registrations, insurance policies, and vendors
  • Schedule appointments, all-staff meetings, and general office scheduling 
  • Order office supplies, facilitate mail, and general office management and oversight 
  • Address general inquiries, both in-person and by phone and email 
  • Manage and troubleshoot phone system, printers, internet, staff computer setup, software management, and other organization IT needs
  • Schedule Board and Committee meetings, record minutes and other administrative duties as needed 
  • Special projects as needed

Philanthropic Services

  • Cross-train on general grants administration and client services responsibilities to support the Philanthropic Services team as needed

What Experience You Will Need   

  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in a professional office environment 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire to connect with community members, staff, and CFU’s Board of Directors
  • Ability to forecast process bottlenecks and proactively implement solutions 
  • Experience “managing-up” and being situationally assertive to maintain progress and solve problems 
  • Basic budgeting skills 
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft programs and high level of digital literacy
  • Data collection and evaluation experience a plus 
  • Salesforce experience a plus

Who You Are

  • A strong interest in supporting organizational effectiveness, data-driven decision-making, process improvement and social impact
  • Someone with a “can do” attitude and desire to broaden skill set and knowledge base
  • See the potential of innovative, community-driven philanthropy to transform communities 
  • Eager to empathize with, and integrate, diverse perspectives as well as develop inclusive and equitable processes 
  • Willing and able to amend, change or streamline processes based on new evidence and/or stakeholder resources and capacity
  • Understand the value and impact of continuous learning and iteration 
  • Unafraid of the unknown or unfamiliar 
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings
  • Comfortable with financial complexity and able to effectively apply financial information to grantmaking processes and other relevant tasks 
  • A transparent communicator eager to both give and receive constructive feedback 
  • Ability to juggle multiple and disparate priorities efficiently and smoothly.

Submit your resume to , along with a short message or video articulating what interests you about CFU generally and the role specifically.