Join our team as Philanthropic Service Program Assistant

October 20, 2022

The Community Foundation of New Jersey, a center for philanthropy for our state and region is hiring! Our mission is to support charitable giving that is inspired by our donors, who desire to make a difference via creative solutions and achieve lasting change. As the largest NJ community foundation, CFNJ gives away $100m a year to benefit New Jersey and beyond.  We invite interested, qualified applicants to join our team of creative, passionate, and loyal professionals.

The Philanthropic Services Program Assistant provides direct donor support, program-related support, manages CFNJ donor database and reporting, and supports donor advised fund grants and CFNJ grant making.   The Program Assistant is a full-time position reporting to the President and the Chief Philanthropic Officer and working closely with others in a collegial work setting.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1) Donor Relations Support: Work with CFNJ donors to welcome them to CFNJ, facilitate online access, new fund agreements, help develop fund development/donor materials and mailings, and support the President, Director and others in donor engagement activities.

3) Fund/Grants Management Database: Develop working knowledge of CFNJ database, and generate reports and lists from database, as needed, for grant making or donor relations activities.

4) General Administrative Assistance: Respond to general inquiries, draft and edit correspondence and memos, prepare and coordinate materials for use at CFNJ Board meetings, assist in support for meetings, and other Foundation events.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Ideal candidates will have a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of experience in an administrative or support role, preferably in philanthropy or other nonprofit environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, with the ability to converse and correspond with donors, staff, board members and management confidently.
  • Excellent spelling/grammar/proofreading/math skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with donor/grants database programs and working knowledge of mail merge.


  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently, effectively managing shifting priorities and time-sensitive projects to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team structure.
  • Excellent judgment, flexibility, good humor, and initiative.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Please contact Aaron Turner at for more information or to apply.

The Community Foundation’s mission is to support charitable giving that is inspired by our donors who desire to make a difference via creative solutions and achieve lasting change.  CFNJ’s funds currently hold some $800 million charitable assets.  The Community Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against staff members or applicants for employment on any basis.