Vice President of Community Investment

CFSA SunThe Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is seeking an energetic, optimistic leader to become its Vice President of Community Investment. The Vice President of Community Investment is the lead strategist and implementer of CFSA’s work in the community and develops the staff and systems to connect people, ideas and capital together to leverage and measure impact. The Vice President will help to connect our number one asset, our donors, to investments in the community.

We are seeking an individual who can lead our diverse community and develop partnerships with funders and organizations that improve collaboration, metric based performance and measurable outcomes in the community.

The position requires an excellent relationship manager with the ability to work closely with donors and staff and a professional commitment to the importance of a cohesive team to build a collaborative, inclusive working environment.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Lead development of community investment strategy and development of systems and staff to meet 2020 strategic plan goals
  • Manage donor grant making to increase individual and collective grants and investments in our community as well as working with unrestricted, field of interest, scholarship, and special fund grant making
  • Analyze community investment opportunities and employ diverse capital streams (equity, debt and grant) to make a measurable impact
  • Lead the development of national, statewide, and local (including entities under CFSA umbrella including fund holders) cross sector collaboratives to invest in initiatives and programs that move the needle
  • Employ detailed knowledge of outcomes measurement and community needs to implement targeted solutions to effect measurable change
  • Provide staff support for volunteer committees

Reports to: President and CEO

Functional skills include:  Excellent relationship manager. Knowledge of national best practice strategy/players and the ability to develop coalitions inside and outside of Southern Arizona. Strong experience in different aspects of community investment and grant management, and/or equivalent experience in metrics and systems change. Demonstrates initiative, excellent communication skills (written and verbal); attention to detail and follow-through; data analysis and problem-solving skills; listening ability; strategic thinking and planning; organizational and prioritization skills; working with volunteers; flexibility and openness to a changing environment; teamwork, honesty, confidentiality, ethics and dependability.

Technical skills include:   Knowledge of process to evaluate different capital streams and outcomes development and measurement.  Computer technology and system/software applications including Microsoft products; knowledge of database management systems and PowerPoint; excellent oral presentation skills. Fluency in Spanish preferable.


  • A minimum of ten years of experience in nonprofit sector; experience in metrics driven outcomes mandatory
  • Experience working with donors and community volunteers mandatory
  • Experience with the employment of different capital streams, grants, loans and equity is preferable
  • Knowledge of Southern Arizona community is preferred
  • Community, private or public foundation experience (particularly programmatic) is a plus.
  • Standard office schedule with commitment to participate in CFSA and community events including occasional evenings, early mornings or Saturdays
  • Arizona driver’s license and willingness to travel within all communities of Southern Arizona

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references by April 14, 2016 to: Wendi Prince at