Posting: Program Officer

November 12, 2019

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation seeks a Program Officer to join the program team in SE Michigan.  The RCW, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of SE Michigan and WNY.  Reporting directly to one VP, the Program Officer will support the development and implementation of grantmaking strategies, and communications support around these strategies.  This includes writing; managing grantees, key vendors & special projects; implementing grantmaking strategies; proposal analysis & evaluation; & partnership development.  The responsibilities fall into the categories of grantmaking, grant monitoring & grant evaluation, communications & community relations & administrative responsibilities.

 The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in implementing &managing grant making, & strong research & analysis skills.  Additional competencies include: excellent oral & written communication skills, creativity, performance focus, flexibility, detail orientation, visionary outlook, and teamwork & cooperation.  The Program Officer will demonstrate desire & passion to develop a broad knowledge of the core funding areas RCWJRF supports, and a personal commitment to improving SE Michigan and WNY.

 A bachelor’s degree is required and a minimum of 3 years of FT grantmaking experience is preferred.  A master’s degree is preferred.  Relocation to SE MI is required, as is regular car travel throughout the Foundation’s service areas.  Qualified candidates may e-mail their cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara, at  Resumes will be accepted until November 20, 2019.

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