Programs Manager

Programs Manager
Full time
Boulder, CO
Organization Name: 
Community Foundation Boulder County
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 10, 2023
Job Description: 

Job Title: Programs Manager

Position Summary:

The Programs Manager at the Community Foundation is a community builder with expertise in grantmaking. The Programs Manager will broadly support The Community Foundation’s strategic community investment efforts and serve as a pivotal member of the team, contributing to learning, idea generation, strategic thinking, organizational collaboration, and team culture.

The Programs Manager works in partnership with the Vice President of Programs on the effective execution of CFBC programs and discretionary grantmaking. The role’s independent functions include program and logistical support of the Leadership Fellows program; management of the 15 Forever program; programs‐ and grantmaking‐related database management; volunteer management and administrative support to the Programs Department.  In collaboration with the Vice President of Programs, the Programs Manager helps execute discretionary grantmaking for CFBC’s identity funds, disaster‐related funds, and the Community Trust Fund; develop and manage events and convenings for the nonprofit community; and helps develop program and discretionary grantmaking strategy. The Programs Manager embodies CFBC’s mission, vision, values, and priorities internally and externally.

About Community Foundation Boulder County

Community Foundation Boulder County is a community catalyst, responding to immediate needs and anticipating future challenges. Through informed‐decision‐making, we inspire ideas and action and mobilize diverse resources to improve the quality of life for everyone in Boulder County. As a collaborator and convener, we promote inclusivity and provide leadership on key issues, working with community‐ minded individuals and organizations that want to make a difference.

Established in 1991, Community Foundation Boulder County currently has assets totaling more than $100 million. In 2021, the foundation received over $15 million in contributions and distributed over $10 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. CFBC has granted more than $120 million to nonprofit organizations since its inception and recently raised over $43 million to support fire recovery efforts in Boulder County.


Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Program Management (40%)

  • Develops, coordinates, and provides logistical support for the Leadership Fellows program in partnership with co‐sponsoring organization.
  • Provides oversight for and manages the affinity fund programs, including management of the program contractor/consultants, identification of donors, and grant cycle management.  Programs will change and evolve over time.
  • Serves in various leadership roles to create additional networking opportunities between and among nonprofit organizations.
  • Creates spaces for learning and building relationships and networks that serve as a resource base for our work.
  • Serves as a key voice inside and outside the Community Foundation to help inform a community-driven approach, as well as policy formation, and advocacy efforts.

Grant Management and Review (40%)

  • Manages discretionary grantmaking cycles by ensuring compliance with CFBC grant policies, responding to grant applicant and volunteer queries, documenting grant process, stewarding grantee relationships and reporting, coordinating grant approvals, letters, and agreements with Grants Administrator, and reviewing and monitoring grantee reports ensuring grant application and score card alignment with evaluation and reporting frameworks.
  • Recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers for grant panels.
  • Manages discretionary grantmaking database including responding to grant applicant and volunteer queries, entering all relevant process data, and ensuring required applicant, volunteer, and grantee information captured.
  • Manages grant cycles for assigned identity funds including coordinating and facilitating grantmaking process and volunteer committees, conducting applicant eligibility and due diligence review, and producing written summaries and recommendations.

Other Duties (20%)

  • Provides general administrative and logistical support to Programs Department.
  • Assists with development of and implements events and convenings.
  • Collaborates with Vice President of Programs to develop budget and strategy.
  • Collaborates with Vice President of Programs to refine review processes and protocols.
  • Attends community events and stays current on community and nonprofit trends.
  • Fulfills other duties as assigned by management.

Supervisory Duties

Position is an individual contributor. Supervises grant committee volunteers.


Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with database management and proficiency in Microsoft Office required; familiarity with AkoyaGO software is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Boulder County nonprofit organizations.
  • Systems thinker and commitment to uphold CFBC’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, particularly conceptualizing DEIB challenges and opportunities that contribute to racially equitable change
  • Capacity to engage and activate grasstops and grassroots leaders.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to shape and carry a unique body of work while working collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and partners.
  • Keen conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills; an inquisitive nature; Ability to synthesize complex issues and concepts on behalf of the greater good of the community.
  • Openness to learning; commitment to transparency, authentic communication, giving and receiving feedback, and healthy responsibility.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Commitment to confidentiality, accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent follow through.
  • Ability to multi‐task, prioritize work activities, set goals and objectives, use time efficiently, and remain flexible within changing environment and demands.
  • Ability to implement and bring projects to completion.
  • Well‐developed customer service skills with various audiences: courteous, conscientious, reliable, and efficient.
  • Professionalism and authenticity.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to identify problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, and develop solutions and resolve problems proactively.
  • Willingness and availability to work occasional early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Experience and knowledge of principles and practices of grant management preferred.
  • Boulder County residence preferred.



This is an exempt full‐time position (100% FTE) or 40 hours per week. The salary range for this position is $60,000 ‐ $70,000. CFBC offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off; retirement contribution and match; parking pass; RTD EcoPass; health, dental, life, and disability insurance; and limited health reimbursement account (employer funding of $2,000 per year).


Application Process

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume in a single‐file PDF to with the subject line “Programs Manager.” Applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 10. No calls please.


Non‐Discrimination Policy

Community Foundation Boulder County is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Community Foundation Boulder County practices and champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.