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Program Coordinator

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts
Job Title: Program Coordinator
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August 31st, 2019
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Position title:      Community Investments Coordinator
Reports to:          Chief Operating Officer
Supervises:         Occasional Intern(s)
Status:                 Part-time, non-exempt
Compensation:   $16.82 - $21.63 per hour

Mission: The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) is a public foundation serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. We pool the resources of women and other allies to create access and opportunities for the girls and women of Western Mass. We sponsor research to bring the best ideas forward and celebrate solutions. We maintain an endowment to ensure resources are sustainable for long-term efforts. We uphold our reputation as a trusted and powerful convener with a history of effective partnership and inclusion. We engage influencers by centering and amplifying the voices of women most impacted by gender discrimination. We provide women, girls, and the nonprofits that serve them with the tools they will need to advance gender equity and we promote civic engagement as an important way to expand our political power and create long-term change. We foster a culture of learning and organizational effectiveness so that we can efficiently transform knowledge into steady, high-quality, progress.

Position Summary: At approximately 25-30 hours per week, this position serves a key role within the WFWM’s small staff. The Community Investments Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating the community investment, or program, activities of the WFWM. This includes responsive initiatives and grant-making, capacity building events, research projects, and impact training activities. Additionally, this position has some shared responsibility for resource development through grant and corporate fundraising. The Community Investments Coordinator works to advance program objectives under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer and closely with WFWM staff, as well as the Board of Directors, and volunteers. This part-time, non-exempt position does require occasional evening and weekend hours.

Essential Duties:

Community Investments

  • Work with WFWM leadership team in implementing the evolving community investment activities of the WFWM
  • Help the organization identify community needs of women and girls through conducting periodic surveys of women and girl-serving organizations and their staff in Western Massachusetts and working with research partners on the status of women and girls in our community
  • Coordinate workshops and speakers for annual “Amplify” event(s) and similar capacity building events, as well as other partnered impact trainings such as Op Ed Project, Salary Negotiation Workshops, and others
  • Act as the Women’s Fund liaison between the Community Partner associated with the Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) and the National Philanthropic Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives to ensure our goals are met and that Community Partner is informed of any changing objectives for the program and to coordinate efforts with other YWI projects nationally
  • Take the lead on recruiting participants for the WFWM’s Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI), working closely with Communications and Events Manager as needed and annually leading a small group of volunteers to select participants
  • Coordinate with local and/or national research partners and program evaluators
  • Coordinate projects with research partner(s) for status of women and girls and seek out opportunities to report out on the results
  • Work with volunteer community investments committee to recommend grantees, post WFWM request for proposals for grant, scholarship and other community investment opportunities, prepare written summaries and analyses of applications to aid community investment committee and Board of Directors in evaluating and making awards
  • Serve as primary liaison to  community investment award recipients and grantee organizations
  • Manage grant making and other community investments files, including proposals, contracts, and reports and engage and coordinate volunteer committees as needed

Resource Development

  • In partnership with the development team, steward a portfolio of relationships through regular contact with corporate donors and foundation staff with in-person visits, by phone, or in written correspondence
  • In collaboration with the Development Manager, identify grant funding opportunities, write narratives and provide program data for grant application submissions and reports
  • Work with Development Manager and CEO to develop and then implement the WFWM Underwriter & Sponsorship programs, including but not limited to identifying prospects, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate funders

Other responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Communications & Events Manager on logistics of community investment events and in their efforts to promote and highlight the work of the Women’s Fund to the public
  • Keep current on issues of importance to the Fund by literature review, contact with social and professional communities, and participation in relevant meetings and conferences
  • Prepare Board and community reports on WFWM investments and activities
  • Provide additional administrative support as needed; other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree preferred, prior experience in program management and/or grant-making required, fundraising experience helpful          
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be detail-oriented as well as able to envision and understand the bigger picture community investment plans of the organization
  • Must possess strong communications and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, handling multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Must possess a growth mindset
  • A sense of humor is a plus

To apply: Please forward a letter of interest and resume to aroberts@mywomensfund.org. Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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