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Program Manager

Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation

Job Title:  Program Manager

Employer:  Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation

Brief Job Description/Summary:  The Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation seeks a Program Manager to serve as the key staff member to oversee the grantmaking program. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will participate as a partner in the overall management of Foundation operations including the grant making process, community relations, board support and general administrative management.  The Program Manager advances the Foundation’s mission and goals and demonstrates a high degree of professionalism. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to impacting the quality of life in Marshalltown. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to info@marthaellentyefoundation.org. Initial applications will be accepted through March 5, 2021 or until the appropriate candidate is identified.


Location:  Marshalltown

List of Job Duties:

Daily management responsibilities will include providing staff support to the Executive Director in the following areas:

  1. Assist in administration of foundation’s grantmaking and grant management activities.

Record, process, and document grant proposals (Gifts online software, office files).

Conduct pre-application and post-application consultations, providing appropriate technical assistance to grant requestors and recipients.

  • Receive, review, and assess all grant requests for their compatibility with Foundation guidelines, screening out those that do not qualify.
  • Forward all compatible grant requests to the Gifts & Grants Committee after initial screening.

Make funding recommendations to Gifts & Grants Committee

Record and maintain records of grant requests and Gifts & Grants Committee actions.

  • Manage and maintain correspondence and information databases of organizations and individuals who have been served by or have interest in the Foundation.

2. Create and maintain community partnerships and collaborations to leverage foundation mission-related activities including program development and funding.

Represent the Foundation at meetings and events.

Advance the Foundation’s mission by developing and maintaining

              partnerships with other community organizations.

Work with community leaders and specific target audiences in Marshalltown

                          to identify community needs and cultivate likely partners to assist in addressing 

                          those needs.

Work with partner organizations to develop and implement Foundation


Assist in identifying and securing additional and/or alternative funding resources for partnerships/collaborations.

  1. Support foundation executive director and board through additional activities related to foundation function.

Provide staff support for all meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees, including arranging appropriate meeting space, setting up conference calls, preparing agendas, copying, and distributing minutes.

Maintain complete records of the Foundation including development and maintenance of contact lists.

Assist in preparing for and arranging board and committee meetings including preparing and distributing support materials and making facility arrangements.

Assist in developing and overseeing annual administrative and contributions budget.

Record and maintain records of all Board and Committee actions.

Required Experience and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

A deep commitment to the vision and mission of the Foundation.

An understanding and appreciation of Marshalltown’s potential as well as the community’s distinctive needs and resources.

Three to five years professional work experience in the non-profit sector.

A demonstrated ability to work with a board of directors.

Comfortable with the diverse array of ages, ethnicity, social groups, and economic levels found in Marshall County.

Strong project management skills.

Strong written and oral communication skills; strong presentation and public speaking skills; grant writing experience a plus.

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in non-profit management, communications, marketing/public relations, business, social work, or a related field.

Technology skills: proficiency with basic software programs (word processing; presentation; spreadsheet; desktop publishing), and willingness to learn additional software programs.

Personal initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with board members, community leaders and non-profit professionals.

Willingness to work flexible hours.

Further information/application process contact: info@marthaellentyefoundation.org

Closing Date:  March 5, 2021


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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