Community Programs Manager

Community Programs Manager
Full time
Montrose, Colorado
Organization Name: 
Montrose Community Foundation
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Job Description: 

Montrose Community Foundation (MCF) is a grant-making and endowment-building public benefit charity. Our mission is “to inspire and empower giving, leadership and service to improve the quality of life for all in our community”. For more information about MCF, visit The newly created, Community Programs Manager position will help build the Montrose Community Foundation’s next phase of growth and impact. This position develops, implements, manages and evaluates programs in relation to its grantmaking, scholarships, and special community initiatives. This work is accomplished through MCF’s programs provided in partnership with local nonprofits, donors, and other community organizations. 

Compensation & Benefits
This position is a salaried, exempt position. The salary range begins at $40,000 but will based on experience. Some health and retirement benefits included.

Organization’s Cultural Requirements
We seek to hire candidates who are:

  • Professional:  Able to establish a rapport and successfully cultivate relationships with people and groups, including donors, partners, our board members and others in the community.
  • Team-Oriented: Able to work well with others and do what it takes to move the Foundation towards its goals.
  • Passionate: Dedicated to the mission of the Foundation and to the business of philanthropy. Desire to make a difference to the Foundation and the community it serves.
  • Customer Service Experts: Provide top-level care by being kind, respectful and helpful to donors, partners and others involved in Foundation business.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for development and management of MCF grantmaking strategies and programs. To include but not limited to:

  • Manage the grant application process(es) – Impact Grant, Immediate Need, Montrose Emergency Relief Fund and others as they arise
  • Responsible for grant committee meetings, including scheduling, coordinating, creating agenda, attending meetings and taking notes/minutes.
  • Manage the process for sending grant award and denial letters, and grant agreements.
  • Oversee the maintenance of grant information in spreadsheet, website and social media.
  • Monitor the progress of awarded grants including the submission of reports, subsequent payments and other related correspondence with grantee organizations.
  • Monitor process to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and terms and conditions of fund agreement.


Provide management of all aspects of the Foundation’s scholarship opportunities. To include but not limited to:

  • Oversee application design and evaluation, on paper and online– coordination of volunteer reviewers.
  • Oversee processing of scholarship applications, assuring or providing appropriate evaluation and determination of awards, timely notification, and distribution of grant payments.
  • Monitor creation and maintenance of student records.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal requirements.
  • Responsible for assuring program integrity by applicants and renewing recipients.
  • Manage annual reporting to donors.
  • Manage the celebration and promotion of recipients and donors through press releases, online features, social media posts, and more.
  • Work with Executive Director, outside contractor(s) and fundholders to monitor and refine, on a timely basis, the administrative and relationship management systems that support donor services and scholarship programs.

    Community Projects
  • With Executive Director, help identify and lead high-impact initiatives where MCF could play a philanthropic and collaborative role.
  • Participate in ongoing community initiatives that MCF has chosen to play a major role.
  • Participate in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within MCF and the broader community.
  • Assist in fundraising as it relates to community impact – including grant funding from state or national foundations, sponsorships and other financially beneficial partnerships.

Donor Services & Events

  • With team, help plan, coordinate, execute and follow up for Foundation events, typically between two and six per year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Can manage multiple deadlines and priorities.  When new situations arise, can think creatively to problem solve and ask for help early.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Montrose County and region and our community and networks OR the ability to learn and build relationships quickly.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Possess a high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Willingness to perform basic admin work as well as lead coalitions and committees if needed.
  • Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, and social media sites. Knowledge of WordPress, database management and online grant/scholarships software preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule on occasion for special events.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Associate’s degree/Bachelor’s degree.
  • Four years working in human service, planning, business, community development or field related to this position.

Conditions of Employment
The Community Programs Manager is an exempt position. MCF is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Upon initial hire, a 90-day review will be conducted.  Following this review, evaluations will be conducted on an annual basis.  

To Apply
Please send a cover letter telling us why you are the perfect person for this position and a copy of your resume to