• Posted on: Jul 01, 2024
  • Location: Cedar Falls, IA
  • Job ID: 5c62c595
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive
  • Posted on: Jul 01, 2024
  • Location: Cedar Falls, IA
  • Job ID: 5c62c595
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive

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Do you thrive on impacting others?  Is the opportunity to make change to an entire community exciting to you?  Do you have a personal and professional commitment to embracing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the culture of a community?
If you hesitated one bit about your answers to the above, then stop here because this role is not for you.  If you immediately answered “yes”, then read on about this opportunity and apply now.
We are seeking a strong leader for a great Iowa non-profit to become the next Director of Scholarship Impact–reporting to the Vice President of Community Impact.  
Key Responsibilities:
In this role, you will oversee all scholarship activities at the Foundation, including the selection and recommendation processes, awarding, monitoring, and reporting of scholarships annually across a 20-county region.  The person in this position must demonstrate professional and personal commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and must be able to work in a team environment to ensure organizational goals are attained.  
Specifically, you will:
  • Provide leadership and overall coordination of scholarship activities within the Impact Team and engage colleagues in the scholarship process.
  • Work with the Vice President of Community Impact and Impact Team colleagues to develop strategies to increase scholarship impacts and measure progress and gaps to adjust scholarship strategies and systems.
  • Work in collaboration with other Impact Team colleagues and communications staff to tell stories of impact for the community, and for donor-specific reporting, event production, convenings and other opportunities for donor/scholarship recipient engagement.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Impact Team annual budget.
  • Ensure successful alignment of scholarship selection committees with CFNEIA values.
  • Prioritize relationship-building with prospective and current scholarship committees, and steward volunteers’ relationship to and understanding of the Foundation to strengthen engagement in community leadership, development, and scholarships.
  • Guide the scholarship management process and procedures.  Champion trust-based philanthropy practices and principles and advocate for the needs of students seeking assistance to pursue higher education.
  • Establishes relationships with designees for designated scholarships to ensure impactful scholarships that adhere to our foundations policies.


Skills/Qualifications that you must have:
  • At least 5 years of relevant related professional experience.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage large amounts of report data
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and succinctly summarize applicant highlights for decision-making


Skills/Qualifications that are nice to have, but NOT required:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Grantmaking experience
  • Knowledge of the Cedar Valley, IA community
Commitment to Belonging
Our client is committed to taking bold action to remove barriers to racial equity in the communities they serve. They strive to use their platform to reverse the systems of racism that exist in their communities. They focus on accomplishing this through funding, collaborating, and amplifying messages about transformational change.

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