Community Engagement Manager

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The Miami Foundation builds the philanthropic, civic, and leadership backbone for Greater Miami. Since 1967, the
Foundation has invested $485 million to strengthen our community with partnerships and contributions from more than
1000 fundholders and 35,000 donors. The Miami Foundation, which currently manages over $350 million in assets,
mobilizes donors, nonprofits, leaders, and locals to set a bold vision for our community's future and to invest in a stronger,
more equitable, more resilient Greater Miami.

The Community Investment Team is responsible for ensuring that the Foundation’s grant programs, special initiatives, and
grants management services are expertly managed and meet the needs of our donors, nonprofits, and community. The
Community Engagement Manager plays a key role in shaping the strategy design and assessment of grantmaking,
executing grant programs, and leading the team’s work to build greater knowledge of and engagement with the nonprofit
community. The position represents a key internal and external resource for knowledge on significant community issues
and nonprofits that are most effectively addressing them.

Reports to the Managing Director of Community Investments.


  • Serves as the Department’s lead staff member for the Foundation’s signature Community Grants Program, an annual open call to the community that results in $2 million in grant awards.
  • Manages and supports various other grants programs at the Foundation, working with and managing the Program team and the community to shape guidelines and applications, release and promote funding opportunities to nonprofits, and conduct the proposal review process.
  • Communicates with applicants regarding questions about Foundation’s funding opportunities and processes, and provides guidance on developing proposals that align with the Foundation’s priorities
  • Develops extensive knowledge of nonprofits in Greater Miami; conducts frequent meetings with organizations to learn about how they are serving our community. Serves as a primary Foundation contact for the nonprofit sector, builds strong range of relationships, seeks out opportunities to be of support and value, meets regularly with applicants to advise on proposals and programs.
  • Defines and coordinates the team’s approach to building nonprofit knowledge and engagement (e.g., office hours, site visits, convening); oversees the documenting and sharing knowledge for use across the organization
  • Manages the Foundation’s online grants management systems including the tracking of grant agreements, the schedule of reporting deadlines and monitoring of grantee compliance
  • Conducts research as needed on community issues and organizations to inform grantmaking and other Foundation activities
  • Leads development of approaches to evaluating the results, impact, and effectiveness of the Foundation’s grantmaking in terms of both individual program grants and across issues in program portfolios
  • Builds visibility of the Foundation’s work by representing the organization publicly and shaping the Program team’s editorial content for newsletters, website, and social media
  • Works closely with the Development department to provide guidance and recommendations to Fundholders and donor prospects on effective nonprofits working on issues of interest
  • Assists other team members or Foundation departments as needed and other duties as assigned

Essential Qualities

  • Love for Miami – The Miami Foundation team works hard every day to build a better, stronger Miami. We look to find team members that have a strong desire to develop a deep understanding of Greater Miami and the nonprofits that help power our community.
  • Alignment with Foundation values – Joy. Failure friendliness. High volume, high quality, high speed. Relationships. Self-starting. Zero drama. Deliberate, visible equity. Strong judgement and generous communication.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills - Exceptional commitment to delivering the highest-quality customer service and ability to work with diverse stakeholders. Excellent writing and grammar skills and general communications abilities written and verbal.
  • Unwavering solution orientation – This role demands exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, adherence to deadlines, and being proactive in identifying solutions. We need someone with a strong ability to think ahead, take initiative, work both independently and collaborate with others.
  • Willingness to do it all - Excellent abilities to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, problem solve, anticipate what is needed next and manage time to deliver the highest quality work on time.
  • Robust commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion - We are all about elevating voices, spreading power and increasing opportunity for all.

Desired Experience

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent work or life experience.
  • Experience working in a programmatic role in the nonprofit/foundation/public sector in Greater Miami for 3+ years.
  • 5 - 7 years of work experience in a professional office setting.
  • Excellent skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, email protocol, and internet research.
  • Multilingual is a plus.
  • Experience working with constituent management databases, specifically the Blackbaud suite of products, is a plus.
  • This list of essential responsibilities and requirements is not intended to be exhaustive. The Miami Foundation reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

Title: Community Engagement Manager
Position available: Immediately
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Salary: $65K - $80K, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Location: Miami (hybrid – local candidates only)
Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b)-retirement plan, flex spending and dependent care accounts, professional development
stipend, paid time off, cell phone stipend and gym reimbursement.

Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to

The Miami Foundation’s Anti-Discrimination Policy - The Miami Foundation shall not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual
orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and
firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.

The Miami Foundation practices and champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths, needs,
voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are
especially encouraged to apply

The Miami Foundation
Closing Date: 
May 31, 2022