Community Impact Program Associate – Grantmaking

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is seeking to hire a Community Impact Program Associate – Grantmaking.


The Program Associate – Grantmaking (PAG) is a member of the Foundation’s Community Impact team, reporting to the Vice President of Community Impact (VPCI). The PAG assists VPCI and Program/Scholarship Officers with the implementation of grant/scholarship programs.


  • Coordinate administrative processes for grant and scholarship programs
  • Perform due diligence to determine applicant eligibility
  • Assist with online process for data entry and data management of grant and scholarship applications
  • Update/maintain grant and scholarship related information in Foundant (the institutional software system that the Foundation uses for grantmaking and scholarships) and provide technical assistance to grant and scholarship applicants
  • Ensure grant progress reports are submitted in a timely fashion; assist with report review and reconciliation to make sure objectives are met and prepare summaries for review
  • Prepare reports, memos, letters and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • Prepare correspondence, arrange conference calls, and schedule meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably with relevant experience in the local nonprofit industry
  • One to three years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and related experience
  • Capable of exercising good judgment when it comes to problem-solving and setting priorities
  • Accuracy, speed, tact and discretion are all essential in this position.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in research and knowledge management techniques
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain constructive relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and organizations throughout the WNY community
  • Knowledge and effective use of administrative and clerical procedures and systems, such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms and other office procedures and terminology


Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For 100 years the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at


Community foundations are designed to grow and evolve as our community’s needs change, and new positions are regularly created as a result. As the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo continues to grow, we’re looking for talented people who want to use their abilities to make a lasting difference. If that is you, then please send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and what you would bring to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Send cover letter and resume as a single Word or PDF document via email to:

Please submit responses electronically via email. Response may also be received by U.S. Postal Service if an electronic medium is not available. No calls please.

Application deadline: Open until filled.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, practices inclusion and works to advance equity.