Donor and Community Relationship Director, Jackson Community Foundation

Our mission is to connect people and resources to causes the strengthen and build our community. For Jackson. For good. For ever. 

Are you ready to apply your talent in relationship building to the leadership and growth of an innovative, philanthropic nonprofit?  Do you want to work for an organization that connects people and resources to causes that strengthen and build our community in Jackson County? Do you want to be challenged at work, learn new things, be on the cutting edge of advancing equity, have a lot of fun, be inspired frequently, and make a significant impact? The Jackson Community Foundation (JCF) is looking for a Donor and Community Relationship Director to work with an experienced team to build and develop our existing donor and community relationships and fund development and stewardship practices.

Assists the President & CEO with building long-term relationships with current donors, community members, and community partners of the Jackson Community Foundation (JCF). This includes increasing our assets, both financial and human, within the context of the organization’s vision, mission, and values by reaching out and authentically engaging diverse community members, groups, donors, and fund representatives. It also includes assisting in addressing queries and implementing the annual asset development plan for donor development and retention strategies.

  • Provide administrative support to all staff with office tasks, including but not limited to, answering the phones, event planning, fundraising, annual report, grant making, and scholarship process
  • Actively engage in maintaining akoyaGO, the JCF database system. This includes keeping records current, accurate and preparing reports
  • Abide by all regulations, policies, work practices, and instructions
  • Participate in ongoing training and education
  • Perform other duties as assigned

A successful candidate for this position will possess these skills and qualifications:

  • Must thrive on meeting new people, making contacts with prospects, and building and maintaining long-term community and donor relationships that support our vision, mission, and values
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and ethics
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present effectively to audiences small and large
  • Able to build and maintain healthy and respectful relationships with donors, professional advisors, volunteers, other staff members, and the community-at-large
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Able to work independently, an initiative-taker with exceptional work ethic
  • Able to work cooperatively in a team atmosphere
  • Adept technology skills, including proficiency with all aspects of MS Office
  • Understands the role of philanthropy in the community and exhibits a passion for making the community a better place to live, work, and play
  • Outstanding organizational skills and diligence
  • Professional and cheerful outlook, friendly, energetic, and optimistic
Salary & Benefits: 

Pay range: The hourly wage is $24 - $28, commensurate with donor and community relationship-building experience, especially within a community foundation or other foundation.

How To Apply: 

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Hiring Organization: 
Jackson Community Foundation
Donor and Community Relationship Director
City and State: 
Jackson MI
Hiring Deadline: 

JCF is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, board, volunteers, partner organizations, grantees, scholarship recipients, donors, and vendors.