Job Posting for The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2011

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a private foundation with a mission to improve the quality of the lives of the people of North Carolina.  The current focus areas of the Foundation’s grantmaking are Community Economic Development, Democracy and Civic Engagement, Environment, Pre-Collegiate Education, and Social Justice and Equity.

 This Program Officer provides services in the Foundation’s focus areas of Community Economic Development.  The position includes developing effective strategies for the Foundation to facilitate positive change, analyzing grant applications, helping grantees build organizational capacity and evaluating the effectiveness of the Foundation’s past grantmaking.  All final grant decisions are made by the Trustees of the Foundation. The Foundation has placed a special emphasis in this focus area on closing the racial wealth and asset gap that exists in North Carolina, emphasizing both asset building and racial equity based strategies.  This Program Officer will have prime responsibility for developing this area of work.  In addition, the program officers for all of the focus areas work together on issues that cut across focus area lines and, in general, in support of the work of the Foundation.

Requirements:  Must have a Bachelors Degree or higher.  Must have excellent analytic, critical and strategic thinking, organizational, writing and communications skills. Must be deeply committed to the values of the Foundation. Must be able to work well in a team, value diversity, work well with people of various cultural, ethnic, geographic and economic backgrounds, and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Knowledge of the field of community economic development and asset building, experience in economic development, commitment to or knowledge of the State of North Carolina, capacity to do research and data analysis, and a good working knowledge of current information technology are preferred.  Humility, curiosity, self confidence and a sense of humor are desirable traits.

 The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all races, genders, religions, ethnicities, nationalities and sexual preferences.

 Please submit a cover letter, a resume and three references electronically to Beth Briggs,, Creative Philanthropy, 4004 Barrett Square, Suite 203, Raleigh, NC 27609, 919-786-4220, Fax 919-782-0834. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2011


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