Grand Rapids Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.

Working at the Community Foundation

Grand Rapids Community Foundation is committed to creating a safe process for hiring. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be taking necessary precautions during interviews. These precautions might include virtual interviews and will be determined based on the Community Foundation's protocols and the candidate's preferences and comfort level. 

Program Officer

Are you passionate about removing barriers for communities experiencing inequities? Does community engagement and partnership excite you? Are you a strategic thinker who deeply values diversityequity and inclusion? Do you listen and lead with empathy? Are you a strong facilitator with youth development skills?

The program officer will work under the supervision of the program director and will play a supportive role in informing strategic opportunities and connections between the Community Foundation and the community that balances systems-level work with support for catalytic opportunities at the grassroots level. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and commitment to the Community Foundation’s North Star, which is to create an inclusive economy and thriving community in West Michigan.

Click here for a position description. Complete the application and attach a cover letter and resume. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2021. Please direct questions to