SCFD Program Officer

SCFD Program Officer
Full time
Organization Name: 
Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 30, 2021
Job Description: 

SCFD Program Officer


Job Classification: Nonexempt

Job Status: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Benefits: Benefits include health insurance, vacation & sick time, 401(k) plan, 457 plan

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: $60,000-$65,000


The successful candidate will be an individual who possesses integrity, is reliable, demonstrates initiative, enjoys closure, is conscientious, organized and takes responsibility for a job well done. This position requires an ability to manage stress in a busy organization, coupled with an ability to see what needs to get done and take the initiative to do it. It also requires the ability to work productively in a small collaborative staff setting, to engage actively with many external constituencies, and the capacity to solve problems productively. This individual will pay close attention to detail to ensure operational accuracy, efficiency, credibility, and strong customer service. The ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines is required, as is an individual who is skilled with numbers and mathematically competent. An interest in the arts, sciences, and public policy, a sense of humor, and constructive outlook are also helpful.


Office hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday with some evenings and occasional weekends required. Flexible scheduling and hybrid in-office/remote currently available. Must possess a Colorado driver’s license, have a dependable vehicle and a good driving record for travel throughout the seven counties.


Required Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of nonprofit practices, grant administration functions, and the Denver/metro philanthropic landscape
  • Understand, implement and follow policies and rules and effectively communicate these to others
  • Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships with a variety of external individuals and organizations in a professional manner
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential and sensitive information and documents
  • Accuracy with numbers; ability to read and analyze nonprofit/government financial documents
  • Strongly skilled in the Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact and Grant Management systems (Fluxx preferred)
  • Proficient in writing, editing and proofreading; including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Strong oral communication skills in a variety of settings and group sizes
  • Collect, summarize, and disseminate large amounts of data/information in an efficient and effective manner
  • High level of professionalism with a strong work ethic
  • Accountability and responsibility



  • Manage work and relationships in a manner that supports the Board of Directors, Executive Director and colleagues in accomplishing the District’s goals and duties with adherence to the SCFD statute
  • Act as SCFD liaison and resource on SCFD statute, open meetings statute and board policies to external groups, e.g., County Cultural Councils, Scientific & Cultural Collaborative, and related parties as assigned
  • Process eligibility applications in accordance with the SCFD statute and District policy
  • Convene and lead meetings, prepare instructions and conduct trainings on the grant process
  • Manage all aspects of assigned grant processes, including assisting organizations and cultural councils
  • Review, understand, and accurately summarize grant materials and financial documents 
  • Analyze and extrapolate data, create spreadsheets, and supporting documents  
  • Internally track fund movement for assigned counties
  • Assist Executive Director and Deputy Director in the development of operational and public policy when requested 
  • Participate in production of annual SCFD public events


Educational and Work Experience Requirements

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of work experience involving nonprofit organizations. Four years of work experience including exposure to grant making processes is preferred. An advanced degree may be substituted for one year of work experience.
  • Knowledge of the SCFD and statutory operations are a plus.


NOTE: Duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities may be modified at any time. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.


Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Sedentary to moderate physical work depending upon assignment; may require ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 pounds; may require lifting and carrying objects, regular standing, and walking; may require bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and climbing; eye/hand coordination for computer operation; may require eye/hand/foot coordination for operation of motor vehicle; vision to read reports and other written material; frequent speech and hearing to maintain communication with employees and constituents.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: Standard business and professional equipment and tools including computers.


To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to with the subject “Program Officer Position.”  No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until July 30th.

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District is an equal opportunity employer. The SCFD serves a diverse cultural community and public and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds.