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May 21, 2021

Community Impact Associate


To provide administrative support to the Foundation’s Community Impact team.


The essential functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:

A. Grantmaking

Provides assistance to the Vice President and Assistant Director of Community Impact in their grantmaking responsibilities

  • Schedules pre-application and other meetings for Helping Today and Shaping Tomorrow
  • Prepares meeting materials
  • Participates in pre-application meetings, documents progress of each meeting and provides notes to assist in the grantmaking process as needed
  • Assists with application due diligence process as needed
  • Prepares quarterly grants index and other CI reports for community advisory committee meetings, issue briefings and trustee meetings
  • Prepares grant award/decline correspondence/agreements/forms and works with Grant Manager to ensure all paperwork is received and payments distributed in a timely manner
  • Participates in site visits, as needed
  • Establish and maintain grantmaking software expertise; provide technical assistance to applicants and grantees; responsible for training new staff, as requested
  • Monitors receipt of grant evaluation reports
  • Coordinates DonorsChoose program
  • Maintains up-to-date digital records

B. Communication

Coordinate annual ECF grantmaking orientation, grant application Workshops, and grant receptions

  • Create presentations for Community Impact-related events

C. Hear Erie’s Youth

  • Assist in meeting preparation
  • Create content for ECF website and social media that includes updates on HEY! activities and member profiles
  • Maintain database and member paperwork

D. Other Initiatives

Maintain relationships with grantees and organizations in the community

  • Participates in CI team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


Internal: Must have positive rapport with all staff members as part of the team and the Board of Trustees.

External: Must maintain positive rapport with nonprofit partners etc.


Education: Required: Associates degree in Communications or Office Administration or at least 5 years office administration experience; Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience


Must have excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task

Must be detail-oriented with good attention to accuracy

Must have excellent interpersonal skills

Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision

Must work in a timely and proficient manner

Must be skilled in Microsoft Office software programs

Must demonstrate the ability to learn new and/or specific computer programs


General office equipment - fax, copier, phone

Personal computer and printers


Number of employees directly supervised: 0

Number of employees indirectly supervised: 0

Note: The Erie Community Foundation reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can send a resume and cover letter to