YCCF is Seeking a Community Investment Officer

YCCF is Seeking a Community Investment Officer

YCCF is seeking a Community Investment Officer to manage our field of interest and competitive grantmaking programs.

York County Community Foundation

Community Investment Officer

Job Description

York County Community Foundation creates a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations.

The Community Investment Officer is a member of the Community Investment Department and is responsible for implementing high-impact grantmaking programs in conjunction with volunteer advisory committees, as well as compiling and analyzing data to help maximize and promote community impact.  We are seeking motivated, community-minded and talented individuals for this highly demanding and rewarding work.  Candidates must have excellent organizational, communications and strategic thinking skills.

The position requires positive interactions with grantees, donors and staff and a professional commitment to the importance of a cohesive team and collaborative working environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate strategic grantmaking programs for special interest funds including identifying priorities and researching best practices in the field.
  • Meet with potential grant applicants with diverse experience to educate them about the grant application process and coach them in best practices for successful grants.
  • Provide staff support and direction to volunteer advisory committees administering grant funds of the Community Foundation including preparation of meeting materials, developing the grant review process, preparing reports, and presenting recommendations.
  • Analyze grant-giving patterns over time to maximize impact, identify synergies, and evaluate results.
  • Assist in the development of grant stories, website updates, and social media communications that promote the impact of the Foundation’s grantmaking.
  • Develop partnerships to leverage support for foundation-sponsored initiatives.
  • Represent the Community Foundation at community functions as necessary.
  • Work as a member of the team to develop plans and policies for achieving greater community impact.
  • Assist in administration of grants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports to:  Vice President of Community Investment

Functional skills include:  Demonstrates initiative, excellent communication skills (written and verbal); attention to detail and follow-through; data analysis and problem-solving skills; listening ability; strategic thinking and planning, organizing and prioritizing work skills; working with volunteers; strong interpersonal skills; flexibility and openness to a changing environment; teamwork, honesty, confidentiality, ethics, dependability and effective work habits.

Technical skills include:   Knowledge in computer technology and system/software applications including Microsoft products; knowledge of database management systems and PowerPoint; excellent oral presentation skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in nonprofit sector, experience in fund development, program development and grant writing preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the York County community is preferred.
  • Experience with human service work or environmental policy a plus.
  • Community, private or public foundation experience, particularly programmatic, is a plus.
  • Standard office schedule with commitment to participate in Community Foundation and community events on occasional evenings, early mornings or Saturdays.
  • Pennsylvania driver’s license and willingness to travel within all communities of south-central Pennsylvania.

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references to:

Ms. Lise Levin

Vice President of Community Investment

York County Community Foundation

14 West Market Street

York, PA 17401

OR       info@yccf.org


Applications must be received by October 25, 2018.  No phone calls.

YCCF Inclusion Policy

No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of York County Community Foundation on the basis of age, race, color religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249 ©(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability.