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Job Description Summary:
The Director of Grantmaking oversees, organizes, manages, monitors, and provides direction for the foundation’s grant making function. This position directs, supervises, coaches and/or leads the coordination of the day-to-day activities and administration including the organization’s grant portfolio, scholarship management and correlating policies and procedures. The position manages, upholds and guides others on a variety of grantmaking structures, processes and procedures. The Director of Grantmaking acts in close partnership and works with the Departmental Director and the Vice President of Strategy, Program and Community Solutions and with compliance with grants, scholarships, and IRS regulations, trends in the field, and industry best practices and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support.

Examples of Job Duties:

  • Oversee the Foundation’s grantmaking function and grant and scholarship portfolio (including supporting organization and affiliates) management, staffing, supervision, advisement and coaching, facilitation, decision making, budgeting and allocations, ensuring donor intent, reporting, data analysis and communications.
  • Foster and demonstrate connection, relationship building, bridging and collaboration between communities, partners and other foundation departments and functions, including Advancement, Measurement Evaluation & Learning, Finance, etc.
  • Manage, monitor, revise and create various grant and regranting structures for the Strategy, Programs and Community Solutions team.
  • Contribute to development of the Foundation’s strategic and operational goals and objectives as well as overall management of organization.
  • Promote an environment of best practices, learning and growth and ensure HAF+WRCF is continuously improving.
  • Provide thoughtful counsel in support of the organization’s strategic goals and overall mission.

Application Procedure:
Please email the following two (2) documents in Word or PDF format to
1. Resume
2. A cover letter, to include the following:

Please provide a short answer to at least one of the following questions:

  • How does your experience and understanding of trust-based philanthropy and equity informed practices serve you in this work?
  • How could your education and experience serve you in this work? How could you leverage your knowledge to increase equity and decrease vulnerability?

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Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Minimum Hourly Wage: 34.13
Maximum Hourly Wage: 38.46

About Humboldt Area Foundation + Wild Rivers Community Foundation

Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation (HAF+WRCF) serve the residents of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties in California, and Curry County in Oregon, including the region’s 27 Tribal Nations and historically Indigenous territories. Our rural, predominantly economically disadvantaged region serves 200,000 residents in over 10,000 square miles of land. HAF/WRCF was founded in 1972 and has current assets of $155 million and an annual budget of $15.8 million.
In 2020, HAF+WRCF adopted a generational vision of a Thriving, Just, Healthy, and Equitable Region. This vision is implemented through four decade-long goals of increasing Racial Equity, Thriving Youth and Families, Healthy Ecosystems and Environments, and a Just Economy. Supporting vulnerable communities is at the heart and action of HAF+WRCF, and for over two decades HAF+WRCF has intentionally focused resources toward historically underserved populations, unheard voices, and those who experience the highest rates of disparities.
HAF+WRCF implements a holistic toolkit of services to ensure we are supporting community needs. This includes capacity building, advocacy and policy work, networking, leadership training, impact investing, community co-design, and leveraging funds, as well as providing grants and scholarships and managing programs and initiatives. Key programs and initiatives include the Native Cultures Fund, Equity Alliance of the North Coast, and the Redwood Region Climate and Community Resilience Hub (CORE Hub). It also deploys emergency response, recovery, and resilience funding and regranting through its innovative Community Response Team. In addition, HAF+WRCF provides high quality charitable giving services to individuals, families and businesses and develops deep relationships with financial and professional advisors and provides them with resources to help their clients with planned giving.

Salary: 71,000 - 80,000