Community Leadership Officer - Education

Position Title: 
Community Leadership Officer - Education
Organization Name: 
Central Indiana Community Foundation

Do you believe every individual in our community should have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter place, race or identity? If so, then welcome to Central Indiana Community Foundation. This professional will manage a grants portfolio, including education and other issue areas, serving as a liaison between not-for-profits, the community, and CICF’s respective boards, advising on grantmaking processes and community issues and providing guidance to organizations applying for grants. This person will also work closely with donor engagement officers to provide support, identify alignment, and produce co-investment opportunities for fundholders. 

This position requires strong knowledge of the education sector and key challenges and solutions related to race and equity, including the racial achievement gap and school-to-prison pipeline. Excellent organizational, analytical and evaluation skills as well as outstanding project management skills are also required.

The ideal candidate would be defined as: authentic, optimistic, ambitious, courageous, kind, thoughtful, encouraging, self-assured, personable, approachable, humble, collaborative and passionate about racial equity.


Like all members of Foundation staff, this professional must be committed to working through the lens of our mission, learning how systemic racism and other biases marginalize Central Indiana residents and actively working to dismantle unfair systems both internally and in the community.  

Every staff member believes it is an honor and a privilege to serve the Central Indiana community as temporary stewards of our community’s charitable assets. Candidates should have values, interests and a work style that are compatible with this philosophy.

Minimum of three years experience in the not-for-profit or public sector is required.  Experience in grantmaking, project management, and task group management is preferred. 

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Interested persons should submit a detailed cover letter and resume. Posting will remain open until position is filled.