Employment Opportunities


There are currently three positions available at The Community Foundation and its related entities.

TITLE: Controller
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Controller is primarily responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of The Community Foundation. This is an exempt full-time position and serves as lead staff for a variety of tasks in the Finance area.

  • Manage a team of finance professionals.
  • Serve as the lead staff for the administration of charitable trusts including general accounting, communicating with investment managers, and assisting fiduciary accountant with tax preparation and tax filings.
  • Maintain the highest level of integrity and work product quality. Provide timely and accurate financial information to senior management and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Instill confidence and accountability with internal and external audiences by maintaining and refreshing internal controls and processes, demonstrating a keen eye for detail and exhibiting stellar organizational capability.
  • Serve as lead Finance staff for several affiliated entity relationships.
  • Manage accounts payable process by leading finance team with respect to those duties.
  • Manage gifts and grants processing by leading finance team with respect to those duties and by coordinating with donor services on gift and grant edits.
  • Manage investment reconciliation process.
  • Assist CFO with annual audit and preparation of financial statements and IRS Form 990s for the Foundation and its supporting organizations.
  • Assist CFO in maintaining accurate and timely financial records.
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements of Foundation and its supporting organizations.
  • Assist in the review and/or preparation of quarterly donor statements.
  • Assist CFO with preparation and analysis of annual budget.
  • Assist CFO with staff support of the Investment Committee, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, and Trust Oversight Committee.
  • Assist CFO as needed in other aspects of financial management and administration.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA strongly preferred.
    A minimum of five to seven years of related work experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate several activities at one time.
  • Solid computer literacy in Microsoft Office and database management required; experience with Crystal Reports preferred.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills required.
  • Able to interact with board members and Foundation staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to function effectively as an integral part of finance and Foundation team.

The position is eligible for a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration, email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to or send to The Community Foundation, Human Resources, 7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110, Richmond, VA 23225 by Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Visit to view the job descriptions in more detail. No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Openings for NextUp RVA

NextUp RVA is a fast-paced, innovative, and growing organization which delivers an integrated Out of School Time (OST) system that supports and sustains quality after-school programs for middle school youth in Richmond. At its core, NextUp provides opportunities for youth to continue their learning beyond the school day. NextUp is presently an affiliate of The Community Foundation. 

Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

: The Director of Development creates and implements a strategic approach to fundraising, which includes major gifts from individuals, corporate philanthropy, foundations and government, and strategic partnerships.

    • Fundraising: Conduct research, prospecting, and solicit multiple investor sources (including face-to-face asks with individual donors and some grant writing)
    • Build development strategy for NextUp: Work with the Executive Director to identify funds needed, funding targets and approaches
    • Manage development activities for NextUp: Align overarching organizational and program development efforts with the Executive Director; track, report and communicate fundraising goals and progress; manage data
    • Build a robust investor base: Develop and maintain long-term relationships with prospects and investors 
    • Staff the development committee of the board: Effectively organize the volunteers in identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects
    • Ensure appropriate investor and volunteer stewardship
    • Other aspects of NextUp advancement efforts or special initiatives as needed.

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree and an ongoing demonstrated dedication to professional development, CFRE preferred
    • Development/Fundraising: Seven to ten years successful experience in fundraising, with at least five years soliciting major gifts from individuals and corporations. Fundraising experience in Education/Youth development background a plus. Adheres to the highest ethical standards in fundraising.
    • Project leadership: Experience in planning, leading and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to Executive Director and board of managers and in the development database
    • Entrepreneurial spirit: Takes initiative, ability to manage multiple activities and deadlines while maintaining a focus on quality, and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
    • Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising
    • Passion for youth issues and out of school time and/or education: Believes in the value of each and every child and the importance of community collaboration to help youth thrive
    • Influencing: Gets others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creates a win-win situation and responds appropriately to key stakeholders
    • Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
    • Relationship building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, investors, board of directors and others
    • Culture: Delights in an authentic, energetic, growing and fast-paced nonprofit organization
    • Technology: Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office required (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and development software

    This position is eligible for benefits and participation in the 403(b) plan. For consideration, resume and cover letter with salary requirements must be received by Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Email documents to or mail to The Community Foundation, Attention: Human Resources, 7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110, Richmond, VA 23225. No phone calls or agencies, please.

TITLE:  HandsOn Seasonal Support Staff
Corporate Program Manager, HandsOn

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The HandsOn Seasonal Support Staff will support HandsOn Greater Richmond’s Corporate Programs. The support staff will assist HandsOn Staff with project needs, preparations, clean-up and closeout. This is a paid, part-time position, with the expectation that seasonal staff will work 1-2 projects per month during our seasons of service, April – June and September - November.

HandsOn Greater Richmond is a program that connects individuals, families, teams and corporate groups to community agencies through civic engagement opportunities in the region. Our mission is to support an inspired network of passionate people and powerful causes to make meaningful change in the community. We envision a world where all individuals discover their power to make a difference and are equipped as active, engaged citizens. As part of the services HandsOn offers we develop and manage corporate programs to engage clients and their employees. These projects can range from 20 to 300 employees actively engaged in done-in-a-day service models. The HandsOn Seasonal Support Staff will have a key role in helping the Corporate Program Manager supervise volunteers and execute project logistics.


  • Manage volunteers and projects – including but not limited to loading, unloading, set-up, orientation, leading volunteer tasks, tracking progress, clean-up and debriefing
  • Organize and facilitate volunteer tasks – including but not limited to kit assembly, painting, crafts, light construction, landscaping, group facilitation and group interactions
  • Monitor project progress; reallocate volunteer as needed
  • Serve as the onsite point of contact between Skilled Volunteer Leaders, volunteers and Program Manager
  • Run errands as needed
  • Ensure every volunteer has a positive experience and that the needs of the agency(ies) being served are met.


  • Must be able to lift and handle 20-50 lbs.
  • Must have previous event planning, event management and/or experience leading volunteers
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from project sites throughout the region
  • Commitment to the HandsOn mission and vision
  • Attention to detail and strong project management and organizational skills required
  • Able to communicate effectively and possess phenomenal interpersonal skills

For consideration, resume and cover letter with salary requirements must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Forward documents to HandsOn Greater Richmond, 7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23225 or by email to  No phone calls or agencies, please.