We’re Hiring – Program Officer

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November 8, 2021

The Program Officer is a salaried position reporting directly to the Foundation’s President & CEO. The Program Officer will work in major program areas, specifically with the Scholarship and Teacher Mini-grant programs.


Roles & Responsibilities:
• Provide staffing and leadership for the Foundation’s scholarship and Grants for Excellence programs and help manage/evaluate those programs.
• Work closely with potential donors on the establishment of new scholarships, and work closely with existing donors to ensure their satisfaction with the scholarship program.
• Work closely with the Saginaw Intermediate School District, school counselors, and the College/Career Access Advisors for best implementation of scholarship program.
• Organize and plan the Excellence in Education event.
• Monitor the process for awarded scholarships.
• Act as staff liaison on the scholarship committees.
• Ensure accurate and up-to-date scholarship records and files.
• Determine and maintain spendable amounts for scholarship funds.
• Maintain close relationship with key community agencies, planning organizations, and other foundations. Participate in community planning efforts.
• Represent Saginaw Community Foundation at key community events.
• Assist and participate in the Foundation’s major events.
• Perform other functions as assigned by the President.


• Minimum High school diploma, Associates or College degree preferred.
• Experience with foundation software/databases/scholarship fund software preferred, but not required.
• Strong computer background, including Microsoft Excel, access and Word.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with the Board of Directors, current and potential donors, committees, and community-at-large.
• “Team player” attitude is critical.
• Highly organized, responsible and energetic. Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with meticulous attention to detail, use initiative, work independently and solve problems.
• High degree of flexibility and willingness to work until the job is complete.
• Must have strong commitment to excellence, accuracy and fairness.
• A compelling and demonstrated commitment to the philanthropic sector generally, and to the betterment of the people and communities served by the Foundation in particular.


Salary range: $40,000 – $45,000


Resumes should be submitted by November 17 to:

Saginaw Community Foundation

Attn: Reneé Johnston

1 Tuscola St, Suite 100B

Saginaw, MI  48607


Or via email: renee@saginawfoundation.org

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