Community Impact Coordinator

Community Development Coordinator

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt 

Community Foundation of Utah's Mission

We strive to enable all Utahns to contribute to our community today, ensuring a brighter tomorrow.


The Community Impact Coordinator serves a vital role in fulfilling the Community Foundation of Utah’s (CFU) mission by championing our work, building awareness and supporting the implementation of our core initiatives and community investments.


As CFU continues to grow, the organization is entering a new phase of community impact. We are seeking a dynamic professional eager to harness the power of community-based philanthropy and help us build an innovative impact-arm to the organization.

Candidates for this role must have a passion for philanthropy and an interest in the intersection of administration, marketing and community development. Candidates should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to embrace new challenges. Lastly, we are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and desire to integrate those values into philanthropy.  

CFU is a dynamic organization dedicated to catalyzing philanthropy in Utah by maximizing the potential of every philanthropic dollar. Over the past twelve years, CFU has deployed over $250 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, while spearheading a variety of community initiatives to address some of our state’s most pressing challenges from refugee resettlement to COVID-19 financial relief.  

As a dynamic organization, every day brings new opportunities. We look for team members excited by the new and innovative. Our organizational culture embraces constant iteration and a desire for excellence. Things rarely stay static and we seek team members able to develop a strong cadence to execute in such environments. 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 with the Community Impact Manager to execute on CFU’s initiatives and achieve impact outcomes in furtherance of CFU’s mission and vision
  • Handle scheduling, stakeholder communications and general implementation duties for all CFU Initiatives including Social Investors Forum, Invest in Success, Morgan Stanley Fellows, Youth Athletic Grant, the Community Endowment Fund and other initiatives as needed
  • Support Community Impact Manager in development and execution as needed
  • Respond to general community inquiries

Marketing and Communications 

  • Execute all marketing activities related to CFU initiatives and established audiences. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Implement marketing and recruitment strategies for all CFU initiatives and grant programs
    • Develop talking points and messaging briefs on key initiatives for board and staff
    • Administer website backend and implementation of content and design changes
    • Draft and design all newsletter communications
    • Manage certain social media accounts
    • Draft and distribute press releases
    • Write and publish impact stories and other narrative content capturing CFU’s impact
    • Produce annual report
    • Support team members with community engagement activities as needed
    • Graphic design as needed
    • Other marketing and communications responsibilities as assigned

Grant Writing and Impact Evaluation

  • Complete grant writing and reporting responsibilities for grants CFU receives in support of CFU operations and initiatives
  • Support the Community Impact Manager in design of monitoring and evaluation process, as well as collect and analyze relevant data

Board of Directors

  • Work closely with the CEO to prepare and distribute board meeting agendas and memos
  • Prepare onboarding materials for new board and committee members and schedule onboarding meetings
  • Schedule all board and committee meetings
  • Work close with the CEO to conceptualize and plan board retreats
  • Record board and finance committee meeting minutes

Office Administration and Special Projects

  • Schedule Board and Committee meetings, record minutes and other administrative duties as needed
  • Administer CFU’s Youth Athletic Grant and serve as the liaison with Salt Lake City Corporation

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 passion for the power of community-driven philanthropy to solve some of our communities greatest challenges
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in a professional office environment
  • Content marketing experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire to connect with community members, staff, and CFU’s Board of Directors
  • A desire to learn and grow with a “can do” attitude and desire to broaden skill set and knowledge base
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft programs and high level of digital literacy
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings
  • Events management experience a plus
  • Graphic design skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus

Who You Are

  • Believes deeply in the potential of innovative philanthropy to transform communities
  • Eager to empathize with, and integrate, diverse perspectives as well as develop inclusive and equitable processes
  • Data-driven, employing an iterative process of outcomes-based planning, problem solving, and decision making
  • 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
  • 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 about how you heard about the position as well as how your own skills, experience and qualifications could enhance the role and benefit CFU’s mission.