The Director of Community Engagement position is a full-time, exempt position that is primarily responsible for the grants process as well as holding significant responsibility for the planning and production of communications and fund development activities. This person reports to and works with the Executive Director.
This position requires strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task. Community Engagement as it relates to grants requires the ability to work with local non-profit organizations as they move through the application process as well as the volunteers involved in the process. This includes phone calls, email, tracking applications using the online portal, and site visits. Communications and development are part of the role as we seek to support local organizations and leaders. Currently we push notifications out and repost information at the
request of organizations, we share valuable knowledge regarding health equity within the community we serve, and look for ways to educate the broader community about needs that exist.
*The office is located in Northwest Philadelphia.*
Main Areas of Responsibility
· This person will be effective at building relationships with community members, leaders, etc in order to partner and affect health equity in our region.
· As a part of Green Tree’s strategic plan, they will implement a community grants process incorporating a trust-based philanthropy model.
· Incorporate grantee feedback into the grants process.
· Tasks include site-visits, managing grants database, and creation of reports for the Board, auditors, etc.
Communications and Development:
· This person will promote narratives that affirm the leadership of existing community leaders and supports community-led efforts.
· They will increase constituents’ awareness of health equity issues in communities we serve (e.g. e-blasts, newsletter creation and distribution, etc).
· Administrative tasks include items such as: donor acknowledgement letters, CRM data entry, and creation/promotion of events
· Mission aligned, shares our vision for health equity, and committed to our guiding principles
Flexible & adaptable as we build out our strategic plan
· Enjoys learning
· Self-starter/proactive with considerable judgement, initiative, and independence while working on a small, high-performing team
· Good time management and organizational skills
· Good at building and maintaining relationships
· Able to work comfortably with a diverse population
· Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
· Team player who can collaborate with others
· Able to maintain confidentiality
· Excellent ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
· Able to travel within the catchment area
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required– experience in social work and /or public health highly preferred
- Five years of experience in a professional setting minimum
- Nonprofit or foundation experience preferred
- Proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (Office, Word, Excel, Power Point)
- Familiarity with Network for Good and Foundant (grants management) database management a plus
· Full benefits package including fully paid Health/Vision/Dental, life, long/short term disability, and 403b matching
· Paid Holiday/Vacation/Sick
Include resume, cover letter, and writing sample
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the cover letter to express what about this role is of interest and/or why/how you are suited to this specific position. I actually do read them before I read your resume.
- A writing sample is requested here rather than having you come to the office as part of the interview. Many people ask, “What do you mean ‘writing sample’?” Quality submissions include any past professional writing, promo creation, letters, a short essay response to the prompt ‘why I believe health equity matters.’