Job Title: Program Officer

Reports to: Vice President, Programs


  • Serve as lead in the implementation and evaluation of the Foundation’s new grantmaking strategy focused on Strengthening Black Families
  • Identify strategic grantmaking opportunities aligned with the foundation’s priority areas; conduct site visits and all required due diligence to ensure that grantees are properly vetted and that the community and the foundation can measure positive impact
  • Coordinate and prepare Foundation materials for program committees and Foundation meetings
  • Coach and counsel current and potential grantees regarding grant guidelines and/or reporting and other requirements
  • Serve as liaison and provide support to donor advisors/committees in the identification and selection of grant recipients
  • Stay abreast of developments and potential partners in fields of interest to the Foundation, and maintain knowledge about current trends and issues impacting the African American community
  • Manage grant application, information and data through the Foundation’s online system
  • Assist with development and implementation of Foundation programs
  • Assess and proactively cultivate partnerships in line with the Foundation’s interests and priorities
  • Represent the Foundation within the nonprofit and philanthropic community
  • Positively contribute to the teamwork, learning and collaborative spirit of a small office
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Ability:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree and at least three years of relevant experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments independently
  • Knowledge of community needs and initiatives as it relates to the African American community in Allegheny County
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and experience with collaborative efforts

To Apply:

Email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to by May 1, 2018.
In the subject line of the email, please put Program Officer. No phone inquiries please.