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Applications are being accepted by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for the position of Program Officer.
This position provides support for grantmaking and programmatic activities at the Community Foundation as part of the team that administers grants and scholarships to Linn County and beyond. The position will provide temporary support for grantmaking and programmatic work for the Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving (SET) Communities Fund and the community's Group Violence Intervention strategy this year and will assume a more traditional program officer portfolio over time.
Below is the Program Officer Job Description as well as a Program Officer Portfolio Description which includes the details of the temporary and long-term programs this position will support.
PROGRAM OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTION
Classification: Exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Programs & Community Investment
Summary: The Program Officer will participate in the grantmaking and programmatic initiatives of the Community Foundation as part of the team that administers grants and scholarships to Linn County and beyond. The position will manage assigned grant portfolios and community leadership projects and represent the Community Foundation at relevant community meetings that align with their area of work. The Program Officer will join Community Foundation efforts to advance racial equity in Linn County.
Manage assigned grant portfolios, which includes the following elements:
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
Preferred Education and Experience:
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Program Officer Portfolio
Program Officer portfolios at the Community Foundation are designed to align with the grantmaking strategies of the Community Foundation. Program Officers work with a team of grantmaking professionals to manage a core group of grantmaking programs, with portfolios allocated among the grant team as fits the current staffing needs.
From time to time, Program Officers support Community Foundation leadership initiatives. This position will include managing the Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund and supporting the community implementation of the Group Violence Intervention strategy. The Program Officer will be onboarded into the team and will assume a more traditional Program Officer portfolio over time.
Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund
The Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving (SET) Communities Fund supports the priorities outlined in the SET Task Force report, published in 2017 following a community engagement process. The fund has been supported by the City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, and Cedar Rapids Community School District. The fund's advisory committee, comprised of funder and community representatives, established that the first priority of the SET Fund was to address gun violence. This led to the research-based Group Violence Intervention (GVI) strategy supported by the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) in New York City. The Community Foundation is currently under contract with the NNSC for technical assistance to help the community implement the model, which includes a law enforcement strategy, a support and outreach strategy, and engagement of the community's moral voice.
Foundation 2 is providing the support and outreach coordination through grant funding from the Community Foundation and others. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is providing leadership for the law enforcement strategy. The Community Foundation continues to provide some project management support until all the components of the GVI strategy are embedded within the community.
This will include:
As GVI transitions to a permanent arrangement, the Program Officer will transition to fully participate in the Program Team's grant portfolio. This portfolio can be reviewed on our website , and includes providing grants to support:
The program staff works in teams to support important community efforts, including disaster resilience and response, educational success including scholarships, and emerging community needs and opportunities. The Community Foundation places priority on addressing racial equity efforts in Linn County, with several program team initiatives to improve grant practices and outcomes.
The Community Foundation offers a full benefit plan including paid time off, health/dental/vision/life insurance, 403b retirement contribution and health flex plan.
Salary: $50,000 - 58,000 yearly