Open Position: Community Investment Director

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 are seeking to fill a Community Investment Director position with an individual who will serve as liaison between non-profits, the community, and our organization, advising on community issues and the grantmaking process.

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

The Community Foundation is looking for candidates who are organized, flexible, and creative. Professional presence, relationship building skills, and the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people are essential. 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 non-profits and donors in this community. Candidates should have values, interests, and a work style that are compatible with this philosophy.


A bachelor's degree and a minimum of four (4) years prior experience in the non-profit or public sector is required. Experience in community development grantmaking, project management, and managing task groups is preferred.

About Us

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


This full-time position offers competitive pay, work-life balance, paid vacation and 12 paid holidays. The Community Foundation does not currently offer health insurance.

How to Apply

To apply for the Community Investment Director position, please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to Amanda Lessley, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation at or by mail to PO Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401 by Thursday, January 24, 2019. For more information or questions, please contact Amanda at 217-342-5409.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.