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The Council on Foundations - Associate, Engagement (Location Flexible)

The Council on Foundations fosters an environment where philanthropy can thrive and cultivates a community of diverse and skilled philanthropic professionals and organizations who lead with integrity, serve as ethical stewards and advocate for progress.

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Council on Foundations is fully remote for the foreseeable future. This position will also be remote for the foreseeable future.


The Associate, Engagement is responsible for providing ongoing administrative and logistical support to the Council on Foundations' Engagement team. They will lead initiatives such as the Council’s disaster response program as well as the creation of web content for the Engagement Team. They will support the implementation of programs, calls, events, and other member outreach and engagement efforts. They will also support the Council awards program and regularly draft content for web and email marketing and directly engage a portfolio of members. 
The work of the Associate, Engagement will help increase member satisfaction, strengthen membership value, and grow member renewal and recruitment, in support of the Council’s goal of building our community to 1,000+ members by 2024.


  • Support re-launch in 2021 and ongoing administration of the Council awards program, serving as support for the annual nomination, selection and announcement of award winners. 
  • Support the development and logistics of member calls, networking programs and advisory groups, including event registration set up and Salesforce data hygiene. 
  • Ensure effective outreach to members (and partners/contacts) impacted by disasters and/or crises, including leading our internal disaster response efforts
  • Regularly engage with a portfolio of members to ensure they have direct access to Council staff and leverage Council membership benefits. 
  • Lead web content and maintain Engagement team web pages, as well as draft Engagement team email content and support creation of Council newsletters. 
  • Maintain and operationalize Engagement team GANTT chart, team files, and other administrative support for team systems and processes.
  • Support the overall membership priorities of the Council, including increasing member recruitment, improving renewal rates, and enhancing overall member satisfaction.
  • Model the Council’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion and support efforts to embed this commitment in member engagement systems and programs.
  • Contribute to overarching organization goals by participating in cross-functional working groups.
  • Refresh discussions in the Philanthropy Exchange (The Council’s peer-to-peer social network) to maintain high-quality content
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • 1-3 years experience in membership organizations, non-profit organizations, business development, and/or marketing and communications.


  • Experience and/or understanding of the non-profit sector, ideally with some past engagement with philanthropy and/or grantmaking organizations. 
  • Demonstrated experience in providing administrative or logistical support to a team or organizational leader. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen well and positively represent the organization and its mission.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to manage many and/or differing tasks and maintain productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with a range of individuals and working styles and with people at all organization levels, including staff, board members, foundations' officers, donors, and vendors.
  • Experience with fundraising database software or CRM software, preferably Salesforce.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office 365 applications, specifically Excel.


  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Communication, 
  • Continual Learning
  • Leadership
  • Flexibility 
  • Accountability 
  • Positive Approach


The Council has a coherent structure for assessing market data and establishing salary ranges based on position scope, responsibility, and professional area to ensure competitiveness.  The salary range reflects a position based in Washington, DC. The actual salary may vary for applicants in a different geographic location.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.
  • The ability to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time (8+ hours/day).
  • The ability to lift up to 20 lbs. (with or without assistance).
  • The ability to push, pull, bend, kneel, reach, stoop, and crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include near, far, peripheral and depth and 
  • ability to adjust focus (with or without the use of corrective lenses).

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Activities, duties, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 


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