Hartford, CT

Extended Learning Officer, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Organization
As Greater Hartford’s communitywide charitable endowment, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is permanently committed to improving the quality of life for residents throughout the region. To achieve this goal, we:

Provide financial and other support that enables people and institutions to serve the community effectively;

Promote informed charitable giving in order to expand the region’s philanthropic resources; and

Participate actively in efforts to identify important community needs and opportunities, as well as the means to address them.

Position Overview
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Seeks Grants Operations Manager

Leading Grantmaking Operations at the Hartford Foundation is an opportunity to make a positive difference in our community by ensuring that all grant applications, awards, monitoring of results, processing of payments and record keeping are efficient, accurate, and in compliance with Foundation policies and protocols and IRS regulations.

In this role, you will also develop annual budgets and regular forecasts for grantmaking for more than 1,000 grants from 1,300 funds each year, provide standard and special reports and analysis of grantmaking data and trends for Foundation board, management and staff.

In this position, you will be a key member of the Community Investments management team, responsible for supporting the work of the Foundation by:

•Developing and monitoring annual grantmaking budgets, reporting spending to Board, management and staff regularly and providing information, analyses, and counsel to department management on current and historical trends, and potential future opportunities and challenges related to grantmaking
•Selecting, developing and providing performance feedback and recommendations for recognition for assigned staff; providing guidance and support for their work by ensuring that staff have adequate resources and cooperation of others as required to accomplish goals and provide exceptional service to the Foundation and grantees
•Leading the development, implementation and maintenance of grantmaking processes and procedures in compliance with field’s best practices and regulatory requirements
•Serving as an expert user and trainer for FIMS database, ensuring that the system provides data and both routine and special reports which are timely, accurate and useful
•Ensuring that restricted funds are properly identified and utilized to complement unrestricted funds available for grants
•Advising staff on grantmaking policies and procedures and assisting staff in understanding Foundation-wide operations and systems
•Approving grantee reports and payment requests in compliance with grantmaking protocols
•Responding to grantee inquiries on Foundation grant policies and practices

Requirements for this position include:
•Minimum 10 years’ experience managing financial/accounting operations in complex nonprofit organizations, with demonstrated skills in data base management and data analysis
•Proven ability to communicate clearly to a wide to a wide variety of audiences to ensure understanding and compliance with grantmaking procedures
•Knowledge of management and grantmaking best practices
•Demonstrated ability to form and lead teams to accomplish high quality work on time to advance organizational priorities
•Working knowledge of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector
•Demonstrated ability to accomplish continuous improvement goals and to generate cooperation from others for doing so
•Track record of consistently acquiring new knowledge and skills to enhance performance
•Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related area

How To Apply
If you are committed to making Greater Hartford an exceptional place to live, work and enjoy vibrant communities, and you meet the requirements listed above, we would like to hear from you. Please send a letter describing why this position is a great fit for your background and your interests, along with your resume and salary requirements to:

Janis Peyton
Human Resources Department
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is an equal opportunity employer whose diversity among our staff and volunteers is essential to our mission.

For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, please visit www.hfpg.org

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