Seward CF Program Manager

The Alaska Community Foundation and the Seward Community Foundation are seeking to hire a Program Manager. This is a part time position that reports to the Seward Community Foundation Advisory Board and The Alaska Community Foundation Affiliate Program Officer.

About the Seward Community Foundation

The Seward Community Foundation (SCF) is one of nine geographic Affiliates that are part of the Affiliate Program at The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF). These nine Affiliates stretch across the state, collectively increasing the impact of our combined efforts to grow philanthropy among Alaskans as well as permanent endowments in communities to sustain local nonprofits. The SCF Advisory Board encourages our community to invest in ourselves to build stronger and more vibrant lives for our residents in Seward and Moose Pass, while focusing on community issues so we can invest in solutions and grow permanent charitable assets.

About The Alaska Community Foundation

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is a nonprofit, philanthropic institution with a mission to transform gifts from Alaskans into extraordinary contributions for our state’s future. As a statewide community foundation, ACF works with individual donors, families, nonprofits, communities and corporations across Alaska to increase philanthropy and to connect people who care with causes they care about. ACF was established in 1995 and currently manages more than $78 million in assets. Since its inception ACF has awarded more than $50 million in grants in Alaska.

ACF manages more than 370 philanthropic funds that have been invested at ACF by donors from across the state. These endowed and non-endowed funds span a broad range of interests including education, food and shelter, pets, workforce development, suicide prevention, the arts, the environment, community-based needs and support for specific nonprofit organizations. The Affiliate Program is at the heart of ACF and core to its mission. Through the Affiliate Program, ACF currently supports nine communities across Alaska to build localized philanthropy, with a goal of growing the program to 15 communities in the next four years.

Position Summary

The endowment that the Seward Community Foundation is building allows grants to be made that improve the lives of Seward and Moose Pass residents in areas such as health, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development.

The SCF Program Manager provides administrative and strategic support to the Advisory Board. She/he fills a critical role in supporting the operational needs, marketing and communications, and strategic initiatives of SCF.

Essential Functions/Roles & Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  1.  Provides support for the planning and execution of Advisory Board meetings (i.e. agendas, meeting minutes, and scheduling).
  2. Oversees the marketing and communications needs of SCF (i.e. create newsletters, thank you cards, Power Point presentations, printing support, PR). Manage web and social media platforms for SCF and maintain photo catalogue.
  3. Provide support for donor relations and donor stewardship for SCF.
  4. Provide database management for SCF, and maintain grant and donor lists.
  5. Oversee the annual planning process and work with the Advisory Board members in scheduling meetings and events.
  6. Provide technical assistance to grantees and applicants.
  7. Participate in the annual Affiliate Convening and participation in Affiliate training opportunities in partnership with ACF.


  1. Passion for the work of the nonprofit sector and personal commitment to philanthropy, and the work of SCF.
  2. Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  3. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  4. Ability to take initiative, work independently, and work as a member of a team.

Position Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Two (2) years of experience of organizational support experience.
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Ability to recognize and vet opportunities as they arise and prioritize key strategic decisions as necessary.
  6. Strong networking and interpersonal skills.
  7. Demonstrated qualities of integrity, loyalty, discretion and self-motivation.
  8. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.


This position is 25 hours per month, $18 to 20 per hour DOE.

Application Procedure

The SCF Program Manager position is open immediately. Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled after that date.

Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera at and to SCF Advisory Board Chair, Patty Linville at

Questions? Please email Shawn Rivera at or call 907-274-6708.