Employment Opportunities


The following positions are open at The Community Foundation and its related entities.

TITLE:  Chief Community Engagement Officer

REPORTS TO:  President & Chief Executive Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As a member of the Executive team, the Chief Community Engagement Officer is accountable for the development, execution, and oversight of TCF’s Impact strategies, community leadership and convening activities, partnerships and coalitions, community programs and initiatives, and grant making. Leads and manages the Community Engagement Team.


  • Develop, implement, and manage community impact strategies to guide the Foundation’s philanthropic giving and related activities, assuring alignment among all programs and grant making.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of community needs and opportunities.

  • Develop community coalitions to address identified needs, connecting foundation donors and other philanthropic resources to those needs. 

  • Represent the Foundation in collaborative roles with activities that have complementary missions to that of the Foundation.

  • Manage on-going relationships with funders, community foundation colleagues, and other key community stakeholders.

  • Represent the Foundation in the local community and foundation field, increasing the Foundation’s visibility.

  • Build partnerships to enhance the Foundation’s knowledge. 

  • Leverage the Foundation’s resources to support high impact leadership engagement and investment.

  • Attract, supervise, develop, coach and retain high-performance team members.

  • Provide staff leadership to the Board’s Community Impact Committee.

  • As part of the Executive team, work strategically with the President & CEO to provide leadership and guidance to the Foundation staff.

  • Manage and facilitate special projects for the Foundation.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in public affairs/administration, business, community development or related field (Master’s a plus).
  • 5+ years of management experience, including the ability to set goals and expectations and monitor outcomes.
  • 10+ years of experience in managing and implementing programs that address community needs with a proven track record of engagement with local communities.
  • Evidence of effective work in public, private, and non-profit sectors with networks in areas of community engagement.


  • Creative and entrepreneurial approach to addressing community issues and a willingness to embrace new ideas and approaches.
  • Goal-oriented, pro-active self-starter with ability to work independently and interdependently and approach challenges with a high degree of adaptability.
  • Superior written and oral communication, presentation skills, including public speaking, with the ability to present complex ideas clearly and in an engaging manner.
  • Keen conceptual, analytical, and critical thinker with ability to understand root causes of problems and envision systematic changes; an inquisitive nature.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ease in engaging and cultivating relationships within the community.
  • Comfort and facility with effective collaboration and demonstrated ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and cultures.
  • Deep knowledge of community and community issues, as well as the local philanthropic arena.
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity with ability to work with confidential information.
  • Ability to lead and mange volunteers and volunteer committees.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets. 
  • Ability to attend and participate in events and activities outside core business hours (early morning, evening, occasional weekends).

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, April 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. 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

    This position is eligible for benefits and participation in the 403(b) plan. For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements 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.