Community Development Officer

Description of position: The Community Foundation of Morgan County is looking for a dedicated leader for community development and programs.  This individual will coordinate the collaboration of community members to strategize impactful programming in Morgan County.  The role of the Community Development Officer is to serve as a liaison between community members, organizations, and stakeholder agencies to advance projects and programs funded by the Community Foundation of Morgan County. By conducting in-person visits, phone calls, teleconferences, and facilitating community meetings and focus groups, the Community Development Officer will foster, strengthen, and build deeper relationships within our communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Outreach

  • Formulate and cultivate the collective impact process in conjunction with CFMC grantees and nonprofits in Morgan County.
    • This includes facilitating cohort meetings and providing education to non-profits with regard to best practices.
  • Develop, coordinate, and facilitate outreach events, learning sessions, and public forums on topics pertinent to the Morgan County community.
  • Provide general oversight of working groups and CFMC grantees.
    • Ensure that projects are in line with CFMC Mission and Vison.

Community Relations

  • Attend, participate, and present at local community forums in Morgan County.
  • Communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with key partners and stakeholders; including staff, management, grantees, and community groups to meet CFMC goals and objectives.
  • Maintain awareness of partner and stakeholder activities.
    • Provide recommendations, insight and analysis to CFMC leadership.
    • Create regular updates and reports on events, activities, and accomplishments for internal and external audiences.

Administrative Duties

  • Attend and participate in internal and external program meetings.
  • Develop high-quality professional presentations, letters, and reports that target the intended audience.
  • Provide written summaries of all meetings with partners and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate in report writing and data entry regarding community engagement activities.
  • Participate in team meetings, supervision and training activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Scholarship Administration for CFMC and Kendrick Foundation
  • Process and maintain all scholarship applications.
  • Create and distribute the scholarship guide annually.
  • Work with CFMC fundholders on updates to scholarship criteria.
  • Create the proper paperwork to get scholarships paid to college institutions and submit to the finance manager.
  • Maintain all reporting and evaluations of the scholarship applications.
  • Run and maintain the Lilly Scholarship annually including full program implementation and working with ICI.
  • Work with all scholarship recipients to track progress in education, volunteer hours for Kendrick Foundation, and provide guidance in scholarship efforts.
  • Answer all scholarship questions and answers.
  • Marketing for Scholarships
  • Work with Marketing manager to promote both CFMC and Kendrick Foundation Scholarships.
  • Organize and lead the scholarship fair annually.
  • Work with all Morgan County high schools to promote and market scholarships, CFMC has to offer.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years’ demonstrated experience in the field of community organizing, leadership, capacity building, and working with a diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends for outreach events.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with high level of accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information with discretion.
  • Experienced in Office products: Outlook, Word, Excel, QuickBooks, and Fund Accounting Software.

Characteristics of a strong candidate:

  • Motivated by the opportunity to create a highly efficient processes and effective communication throughout the organization. 
  • Excited to help an organization grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of the community.
  • A genuine people person.  
  • A team player who will pitch in and help do what it takes to get a job done.
  • Eager to learn new skills and expand the scope of your responsibilities.
  • Proactive with high-energy.
  • Be willing and engaged to help on nights and weekends with events and activities as needed.
  • Balance high activity levels with multiple demands at anytime in a fast-paced environment.

Application Requirements by September 8th, 2020 by 4 p.m. to

  • Please provide a Cover Letter.
  • Please provide a resume including work experience.
  • CFMC’s Core Values are: Drive, Passion, and Engagement.  Please provide with application materials a personal definition of each core value not to exceed 500 words per Core Value.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Immediate Supervisor: President

Status: Full Time Employee Supervisory duties: None