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Program Officer

The Oregon Community Foundation
Medford, Oregon 97501
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Oregon Community Foundation

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Program Officer - Medford



Since 1973 The Oregon Community Foundation’s (OCF) mission has been to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funding that supports the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. With a growing endowment nearing $2 billion, OCF has become one of the nation’s largest community foundations, awarding more than $109 million last year in grants and scholarships. We are a non-profit organization with headquarters in Portland and regional offices in Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Medford, Oregon. 

We have an opportunity for a full time Program Officer in our Medford office to advance OCF’s philanthropic mission in the region and implement the broad strategic goals of the Grants & Programs department and coordinate a variety of grant and scholarship activities throughout the region. The Program Officer will primarily serve Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties, but also other counties as needed.

 Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate with the Regional Director to recruit volunteers, identify prospects, plan and execute community outreach events, identify media opportunities, and provide information on community issues and nonprofits as requested by prospective OCF donors. 
  • Communicate with the public about the foundation’s priorities for various grant programs. Conduct periodic educational workshops about the various OCF grant programs for nonprofit organizations and advised fund donors.   Respond to queries from interested grant applicants and other interested parties. 
  • Manage the grant program and advisory committee for the Walker Fund (a major endowment serving Jackson County in the fields of children’s mental health, dental health and substance abuse and overall anti-poverty programs). 
  • Train and manage scholarship volunteer advisory committees, volunteer grant evaluators and other volunteers to carry on grant related work. 
  • Conduct nonprofit site visits as needed, organize volunteer evaluator first-read activity and report-out meetings, synthesize volunteer reports and produce written analysis and recommendations regarding grant applications. 
  • Conduct fact finding and research related to special program interests and potential initiatives in the region.   Provide staffing and program assistance to support special projects initiated by the regional Leadership Council. Review post grant reports from the community and special grants awarded; reflect and report on OCF’s overall effectiveness in grant making in the region. 
  • Coordinate implementation of statewide strategies and programs in southern Oregon. Conduct community outreach with other leaders and local media to further the work of OCF and increase national and regional funders. 
  • Investigate and recommend strategic grants for the Schneider Fund and other Southern Oregon-focused discretionary funds. Invite applications, when needed, e.g. for the Nye Family Fund. Staff other community field of interest funds as they are created. 
  • Assist Donor Relations Officers in research and analysis about community issues, nonprofits, and grant applications, as requested by OCF donor advisors.

Qualified candidates will have: 

  • Five or more years’ experience in program management. Non-profit experience in Southern Oregon strongly desired.
  • Bachelors’ degree
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including ease with public speaking
  • Excellent cultural agility skills to work effectively with diverse group of people
  • Able to analyze, think critically and explain alternatives clearly; good problem solver
  • Experience leading or working with groups of volunteers
  • Good technology skills: adept at use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, internet and previous experience using an integrated database. Should have basic skills in Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Adobe
  • Strong interest in philanthropy in Oregon
  • Valid driver’s license to travel throughout the region, to Portland, and other areas of Oregon as needed.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position begins at $64,000. Our excellent benefit package includes generous paid time off, choice of medical and dental coverage, vision, outstanding 401k retirement plan, commuter and healthcare pre-tax savings accounts, cell phone stipend, employer paid disability and life. Employees have access to an Employee Assistance Plan, paid volunteer leave, professional development opportunities, and much more! 

To Apply: 

The Oregon Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in Oregon. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. 

We are accepting applications through November 9. Please include a cover letter with your resume addressing your interest and your specific qualifications related to the position duties.  To apply please visit our careers page at https://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/careers










Posted: 2018-10-19 Expires: 2018-11-18

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