Job Description


Community Investment Associate Apply Online

FLSA: Exempt
Reports to:  VP for Community Investment


The Community Investment Associate will provide programmatic and administrative support for grantmaking and scholarship activities, and in partnership with the Community Investment team and other Foundation staff, will ensure that the Foundation’s programmatic goals and objectives are achieved. Under the guidance of the Vice President for Community Investment, the Community Investment Associate is responsible for administering grant recommendations and managing the Foundation’s scholarship programs.



Adaptability/Flexibility, Customer Focus, Relationship Building/Communication, Attention to Detail/Accuracy, Project Management, Prioritization



Grant Administration:

  • Responsible for grant award documentation, document approvals, entering new applications in the database, processing payments, and generating reports;
  • Maintain integrity of information in primary database and managing the inflow of applications and recommendations from web-based portal;
  • Ensure compliance with industry standard tax and legal requirements as well as to fund requirements;
  • Responsible for meeting preparations and minutes for Scholarship and Community Investment Committee meetings;
  • Coordinate audit and compliance procedures for internal and external grant and scholarship file audits in cooperation with Finance Department;
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of grantmaking and scholarship procedures and make recommendations to the Vice President for Community Investment with regard to program improvements and adjustments to maintain the integrity of the process.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.


Scholarship Administration:

  • Provide management and support in all aspects of scholarship administration processes from the application through the award lifecycle including, but not limited to: working with the scholarship administration vendor and their management of the online scholarship applications and award recommendations, coordinating volunteer interviewers, overseeing posting/publicity of scholarship availability, awarding payments and complying with all state and federal requirements;
  • Fully comprehend scholarship fund criteria, ensure that all awards appropriately match the pertinent funds available and prepare first draft recommendations for the Vice President for Community Investment and the Scholarship Committee.
  • Monitor post-award student scholarship progress to ensure that all award conditions are met;
  • Recommend website updates to marketing as needed;
  • Communicate effectively and with timeliness to scholarship recipients, Scholarship Committee, and related parties.

Performance Indicators

The Responsibilities as presented in this job description will be used as a measuring tool in the performance evaluation.  To further articulate annual performance expectations, the Vice President for Community Investment shall work with the Community Investment Associate in preparing his or her annual work plan.  The annual work plan will contain specific performance indicators based on the Duties and Responsibilities presented in this job description and on requirements of any special initiatives in which the Community Foundation may be engaged.



Bachelor’s degree required. Four years successful track record of project and database management desired. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities. Excellent computer skills and commitment to accuracy. Prior grantmaking and/or scholarship management experience preferred but not required. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.



The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

Please apply online with your cover letter and resume.