Employment Opportunities

The Community Foundation currently has two open positions, one in our regional affiliate branch in the Northern neck, and one within a new department called Civic Innovations. (Learn more about this team.)

Regional Donor Services Associate
Director, Civic Engagement


TITLE:  Regional Donor Services Associate

REPORTS TO:  Regional Affiliate Director, Philanthropic Services

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Regional Donor Services Associate is a valued member of the Philanthropic Services Team and supports all aspects of the functions of the three regional affiliates by providing administrative and project management assistance to the regional staff, advisory boards, and volunteers. This position requires independent judgment, effective communication, and strong attention to detail. This is a full-time, non-exempt position and will be located in the Kilmarnock office.



  • Serve as the primary contact for the affiliate boards and committees, assisting with meeting dates, agendas, handouts, financial reports, new board member orientation, and board manuals.
  • Assist affiliate staff with all administrative duties, including but not limited to copying, ordering office supplies, mail merging and mailings, answering phones, scheduling, filing, etc.
  • Serve as the primary back-up to the Mathews Community Foundation’s Office Coordinator, as needed.
  • Assist with the maintenance and coordination of regional and the Community Foundation’s databases, including creating and updating profiles and constituent coding.
  • Coordinate all aspects of events, such as securing a location, ensuring audio-visual needs, preparing handouts, greeting attendees, and assisting with clean-up.
  • In coordination with the Regional Affiliate staff and Communications Team, oversee affiliate website content and social media platforms for accuracy and suitability.
  • Perform donor and prospect research, as requested.
  • Maintain affiliate operating budgets and the finance needs of the affiliates including petty cash reports, advance requests, and budget reconciliation and reports in coordination with Finance Team.
  • Develop written office manual and procedures, as needed, ensuring alignment with existing Foundation policies and procedures.
  • Assist with general administrative needs and other duties as assigned.



  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Prior non-profit, volunteer management, and/or development office experience preferred.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a small team, working collegially and professionally.
  • Solid computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications and database management.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, with ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be able to provide reliable transportation for occasional to travel within the 5 counties served by the Regional Affiliates.
  • The position must embrace the Community Foundation’s charitable mission, sharing the staff’s and board’s passion to enhance the quality of community life through our work; represent the Foundation in a professional manner; be able to work collegially and be supportive of all aspects of the Foundation’s work.


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, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.



TITLE: Director, Civic Engagement

REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President, Civic Innovations

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provides daily oversight to Community Foundation civic engagement programs including HandsOn Greater Richmond’s volunteer center operations This includes the creation and management of volunteer opportunities and civic education and engagement programs. This is a full-time, exempt position.


  • Serves on Civic Innovations team with responsibility for strategic planning for and evaluation of volunteer and community service programs and initiatives.
  • Oversees program operational budget for fiscal responsibility and grant compliance.
  • Oversees volunteer center and program operating procedures, which comply with Community Foundation Board policy, HandsOn Network/ Points of Light Institute Standards, and all legal requirements.
  • Oversees strategy, with Community Foundation staff and volunteer leadership, and supports models for learning, service and philanthropy (giving circles, civic learning cohorts etc)
  • Develops and supports program advisory committee and other committees and task forces.
  • Oversees implementation of regional volunteerism and civic engagement initiatives.
  • Supports partnership for program implementation and funding with local corporations and businesses to engage in employee volunteer programs.
  • Works with staff team to develop capacity-building trainings and effective practice workshops for nonprofit agencies in volunteer management.
  • Works collaboratively with other community volunteer programs and with state and national volunteer program organizations.
  • Participate in activities of the civic engagement field to enhance Community Foundation operations and the volunteer center, as well as those of the field.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus.
  • Eight to ten years of related progressively responsible work experience in volunteer management, program development, management of non-profit programs or community organizations, and budget development and management.
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Knowledge of greater Richmond nonprofit sector a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a broad range of backgrounds, particularly with volunteers, corporate leaders, and the not-for-profit community; and to work effectively with groups.


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. No phone calls or agencies, please.