Would you like to work at the Richland County Foundation?

September 5, 2018

We have a job opening for a Community Investment Officer.

If you are interested in this position please email a resume to Foundation President Brady Groves bgroves@rcfoundation.org or call him at 419-525-3020. 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Community Investment Officer works closely with the Senior Community Investment Officer, working in all aspects to include, but not limited to community leadership initiatives, support of the Foundation’s specialty funds, grant and scholarship management. The community investment officer, along with the Senior Community Investment Officer serves as a liaison with the nonprofit community and works with diverse people and organizations.

The position is primarily responsible for the administration of student scholarships, Teacher Assistance Program grants, Women’s Fund grants, and Summer Time Kid grants. The position serves as the staff liaison for the Connection’s Fund and its grant making and donor development activities. The Community Investment Officer conducts research on issues of concern and focus and represents the Foundation at nonprofit and community events. The Community Investment officer will develop and maintain adequate resource files for program areas.

Grant Management

  • Assist the Senior Community Investment Officer in research, community engagement and responsive grant making activities
  • Coordinate Summertime Kids, Teacher Assistance Program, Connections, and Women’s Fund grant processes
  • Coordinate grantee reporting
  • Coordinate grant writing workshops
  • Special projects as required

Grant Making

  • Maintain a high level of personal expertise in community topic issue areas
  • Coordinate site visits
  • Stay informed about, and follows up as necessary, on current grant/grantee related issues
  • Produce donor-requested grant research and analysis
  • Attend public meetings and events to develop and maintain organizational visibility and accessibility for grantees and potential grant-seekers as requested
  • Review and track grantee requirements and reports for multi-year grants
  • Coordinate and input grant information into FIMS
  • Process grant checks


  • Coordinate and input scholarship information into FIMS
  • Manage the scholarship process and reporting through SmarterSelect software
  • Manage communications among students and financial aid offices
  • Present scholarship awards during senior recognition events
  • Coordinate creation and distribution of scholarship checks


  • Serve as staff liaison to Connections Fund and its related activities
  • Occasionally assist with donor development activities
  • Other duties as assigned by President


  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Planning and analytical abilities with computers, database software, and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexible
  • Comfortable in working with people of all backgrounds
  • A keen desire for excellence and accuracy
  • Self-starter
  • Passion and vision in regard to creating a stronger and sustainable community
  • Knowledge of civic engagement issues
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Strong time management skills. 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree or requisite experience as a grant maker or grant seeker; work with donor services or nonprofit agencies.

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