Two Open Positions: Program Officer and Administrative Assistant

If you've always wanted to find a place where you are surrounded by people who are dedicated and passionate about the transformative power of philanthropy, then welcome to Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation.

We seek to fill TWO positions: Program Officer and Administrative Assistant.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation has an open culture of teamwork, creativity, and dedication. Every staff member believes it is an honor and a privilege to serve the nonprofits and donors in this community. Candidates should have values, interests, and a work style that are compatible with this philosophy.

The Program Officer will serve as a liaison between nonprofits, schools, the community, and our organization, advising on community issues and managing the grantmaking and scholarship process.

This full-time position will manage a portfolio of activities in the grantmaking and scholarship process, serve as a convener for community issues and facilitate Foundation-supported community initiatives. This position requires strong knowledge of the nonprofit community, excellent organizational, analytical, evaluation skills, and outstanding customer service skills.

The Foundation is looking for candidates who are organized, flexible, and creative. Professional presence, relationship-building skills, and the ability to interact effectively with various people are essential. Experience in nonprofit, community development, grantmaking, project management, and managing task groups is preferred but not required.

The Administrative Assistant will serve in a support capacity for general office, development, and grantmaking activities.

This full-time position will be the first face and voice of the Community Foundation that many donors and prospective donors will encounter and provide key support to the President/CEO and Staff in the Foundation's day-to-day running.

The Foundation is looking for candidates with superior organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and outstanding customer service skills. This position requires general administrative and office experience.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages permanent and non-permanent assets for the long-term benefit of southeastern Illinois.

BENEFITS: These full-time positions (35 hours per week) offer competitive pay, work-life balance, paid vacation, and 12 paid holidays. The Community Foundation does not provide health insurance.

APPLY: To apply for the Program Officer or Administrative Assistant position, please submit a cover letter (please include the position) and resume to Amanda Lessley, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation,, or by mail to PO Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401. For more information or questions, please contact Amanda at 217-342-5409.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.