Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $65,000 - $70,000
Organization's Mission: The Community Foundation of Utah enables all Utahns to contribute to our community today, ensuring a brighter tomorrow.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: CFU believes in imbedding the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into the practice of philanthropy and thereby generating stronger outcomes for our community at large.
Position Summary: The Philanthropic Partnerships Manager will join the Community Foundation of Utah (CFU) at an exciting time in our organizational lifestyle. Over the past three years, CFU has experienced rapid growth, both in organizational size as well as our ability to catalyze Utah’s philanthropic ecosystem to create even greater impact. Since 2020, CFU has deployed over $200 million in grants to over 500 nonprofit organizations, and now stewards over $210 million in philanthropic assets. Additionally, CFU has made significant strides in facilitating collective giving opportunities, impact investing and general ecosystem building.

The Philanthropic Partnerships Manager serves a critical role in leading CFU’s philanthropic consultancy practice and advising donors on structuring, growing and deploying philanthropic assets in meaningful and impactful ways. This role not only involves developing trusting partnerships with donors, but also further developing and refining g robust advising offerings and maintaining a best-in-class consultancy. Additionally, the Philanthropic Partnerships Manager is responsible for cultivating new funds and assets for CFU to further organizational growth and CFU’s ability to positively impact Utah’s philanthropic sector.
As a dynamic organization, every day brings new opportunities. We look for team members excited by the new and innovative, but aware of the importance of exceeding at the day to day work that drives organizational goals. Our organizational culture embraces constant iteration and a relentless pursuit of excellence and conditions rarely stay static, so we seek team members able to support this work and execute in such an environment. CFU seeks professionals who embrace full ownership of their roles and are inspired to work with an organization building a better future for Utah.
Primary Responsibilities: Philanthropic Advising (35%)

In partnership with organizational leadership, manage the continued development and implementation of CFU’s philanthropic advising offerings, including individual and family facilitations, corporate engagement, formal presentations, assessments and reports
In partnership with organizational leadership, create and implement strategies to further engage CFU as a community resource, partner, and hub for the social sector
Develop and refine donor giving portfolios to maximize in depth understanding of NPO partners; build database and service delivery model for strategic giving
Conduct market research and engage relevant stakeholders to ensure CFU’s philanthropic advising services are accessible, engaging with community leaders and organizations to increase understanding of community needs and organizational networks
Manage the grantmaking and administration of CFU’s nonprofit endowment funds
Work closely with CFU’s marketing team to communicate the value of CFU’s philanthropic advising work, including webpages and general website integration, presentation decks, report templates and physical collateral
Other philanthropic advising duties as assigned

Business and Community Development (35%)

Cultivate relationships within Utah’s donor community and increase awareness of CFU’s value and services
Work with organizational leadership on the creation and execution of business development strategy to grow CFU assets and grantmaking capacity, specifically targeting four key activities:
Identifying donor advised fund prospects, cultivating relationships with donors and wealth advisors and converting prospects to fundholders
Engaging current and prospective CFU donors on planned giving opportunities to and through CFU
Identifying corporate advised fund prospects and the CFU advisory services needed to develop compelling value proposition for these funds
Identifying and managing a development campaign to grow donor engagement and contributions
Work with organizational leadership to engage broader potential of our Board of Directors and their networks
Other business development and administrative responsibilities as assigned

Strategic Initiatives (20%)

Work closely with CFU’s organizational leadership to refine long-term strategy for CFU’s Utah Grantmakers Alliance; developing content and delivery for convenings
Work closely with CFU’s management team to develop and implement content for CFU’s Give for Good Collaborative and support with recruitment of next-gen participants
Develop community relationships and strategic insights to identify and structure new community impact funds
Other strategic initiatives as assigned

Other Responsibilities (10%)

Support Philanthropic Services team in all aspects of grantmaking, including grants facilitation, administration and resource development
Facilitate cross-department communication and learning opportunities
Special projects as assigned
Desired Qualifications: A strong interest in supporting organizational effectiveness, data-driven decision-making, process improvement and social impact
Someone with a “can do” attitude and desire to broaden skill set and knowledge base
See the potential of innovative, community-driven philanthropy to transform communities
Eager to empathize with, and integrate, diverse perspectives as well as develop inclusive and equitable processes
Willing and able to amend, change or streamline processes based on new evidence and/or stakeholder resources and capacity
Understand the value and impact of continuous learning and iteration
Unafraid of the unknown or unfamiliar
Willingness to work occasional evenings
Comfortable with financial complexity and able to effectively apply financial information to grantmaking processes and other relevant tasks
A transparent communicator eager to both give and receive constructive feedback
Ability to juggle multiple and disparate priorities efficiently and smoothly.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: $5,000 annual stipend to apply toward CFU’s health, dental and vision insurance plans
4% 403b employer match
Annual professional development stipend
36 hour work week (half-day fridays)
Hybrid work structure
Three weeks paid vacation
Paid holidays
Annual paid volunteering day
How to Apply: Submit your resume to, along with a short message, cover letter or video that shares your interest in CFU generally and the role specifically.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT


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Contact: Ian Shelledy
Phone: 8015593005