Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Field of Interest
Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Program Coordinator is a professional position within the Trust’s program divisions: Health Care and Poor and Needy. He/she is an important Trust contact with grant seekers and the community at large. In partnership with the Health Care and Poor and Needy divisions’ staff, the Program Coordinator will work to support the Trust’s mission, goals, and interests.
The Program Coordinator serves as a key administrative and operations leader for the program team. The Program Coordinator is also valued as an engaged participant in the Trust’s internal and external program learning whenever possible.
The Program Coordinator, depending on his/her interests and skills will have opportunities for independent work that supports the mission of the Trust. In addition, through interaction with all Trust staff, he/she will have an opportunity to refine and deepen his/her skills and interests.
Overall, the Program Coordinator will fully embrace the strategic opportunity that philanthropy provides for community change and must be comfortable with the various dimensions of the Trust’s asset-based change making approach.
Specific areas of responsibility and action:
- Serve as the initial point of contact for all individuals and organizations inquiring about grant opportunities and making recommendations to program staff for follow-up.
- Work with program staff to schedule individual meetings with prospective grantees and ensure that program staff has the relevant information to be prepared for those meetings.
- Organize multi-stakeholder meetings on behalf of program staff at either the Trust or off-site locations.
- Take notes during internal grant review meetings to be used by program staff to refine recommendations.
- Work with Grants Manager to ensure a steady flow of information to and from the Gifts grants management system.
- Provide research support for program staff using a high degree of self direction.
- Execute various program-related communication functions.
- Provide other broad staff support as requested.
- Associate’s degree—Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of ten years of relevant work experience in nonprofit, governmental, or for-profit setting.
- Experience and aptitude for working on behalf of financially disadvantaged communities and their members.
- Some knowledge of health and human services issues, non-profit structures, and interest in advancing knowledge base.
- Ability to gently but firmly tell people “No” under the stress of responding to community problems.
- Ability to quickly learn the Trust’s history with various grantees, community leaders, and other stakeholder groups.
- Willingness and ability to immerse oneself in learning about North Carolina’s various regions and their similarities and differences.
- Willingness and ability to immerse oneself in learning about Forsyth County—past, present, and future.
- Excellent verbal and analytical skills.
- An optimistic and supportive presence - both in person and on the phone.
- Ease of use of various Microsoft Office applications and other technology-based programs and tools.
February 13, 2014