Job Opportunities

The Community Foundation is committed to increasing equity and opportunity so that all who live in the Pioneer Valley have access to a satisfying quality of life. We believe that a core strategy to this end is elevating attention and commitment, and understanding concepts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion both within our organization and within the larger community we serve. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who reflect our region’s diversity.


Accounting Manager

Are you an experienced accountant with nonprofit experience who is passionate about our community? Are you eager to put your skills to work for an organization which creates positive change and opportunity throughout Western MA?

The Community Foundation is looking for an experienced, community-oriented accounting manager to oversee critical daily operations for our finance team. The successful candidate will be team-oriented, analytical and result-focused, with the initiative and ability to identify opportunities for process improvement while delivering excellent results. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Accounting Manager leads daily accounting operations and reporting, including oversight of various journals, the general ledger, accounts payable, grant and gift processing; investment valuations; accounting updates for managers, committees, Trustees and donors. Other duties include cash flow management, asset rebalancing, management of processes and related documentation, budgeting, audit and tax filing preparation.

Required Qualifications:

Requirements include: a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting, a minimum of five years of relevant experience, knowledge of computerized accounting systems, Excel and relational databases. Other key credentials include: experience with nonprofit accounting and knowledge of GAAP accounting principles, nonprofit tax filings and financial record keeping. A strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is critical to the mission of the CFWM.

We hope we’ve intrigued you. If so, please submit resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel at search4@unitedpersonnel.com. Search closing date is May 10, 2020.


Philanthropy Officer

Are you passionate about Western Massachusetts, with outstanding resource development skills? Are you seeking a creative, team-oriented environment, where you can utilize your new ideas and current experience in annual fund and legacy gift programs to make a difference in our region? Your entrepreneurial, innovative and high-energy approach is needed to expand the Community Foundation’s impact!

The Community Foundation has created a new position of Philanthropy Officer to drive its Annual Fund and Planned Giving Programs. This position will build upon the current success of these initiatives, while bringing new energy, creativity and focus to these critical programs. Working collaboratively with colleagues in marketing, communications, donor outreach, cultivation and engagement, the Philanthropy Officer create and manage multiple resource development strategies.. The Philanthropy Officer will work closely with volunteers, current and prospective donors and nonprofits, while also representing the Foundation in the community.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of progressively responsible, related experience, with a strong background in project implementation and annual fund and planned giving program management. Outstanding communication and customer service skills, with a demonstrated track record of successful development and implementation of strategies related to resource development and associated programs including donor engagement and stewardship. Knowledge of diversity and inclusion efforts, relational databases, fundraising software and administrative management is required. Experience or knowledge of community foundations preferred.

We hope we’ve intrigued you. If so, please submit resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel at search5@unitedpersonnel.com. Search closing date is May 13, 2020.


Director of Philanthropy

Are you passionate about our community, with broad experience in philanthropic leadership? Are you seeking a new challenge, where you can utilize your skills and experience in fundraising, management and community engagement to make Western Mass a better place to live, work and learn? Do you bring an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented approach to your work with colleagues, donors, volunteers, advisors and community stakeholders?

The Community Foundation of Western Mass seeks a Director of Philanthropy to design and implement strategies to create a regional culture of philanthropy, building assets to serve the community. Your role provides leadership and leverages creativity and best practices to direct the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, working with individuals, families, professional advisors, foundations, corporations and nonprofits in support of the charitable needs of our region. Primary responsibilities include: major gift program oversight, management of planned giving and annual fund efforts and collaborating with professional advisors, donors, volunteers and colleagues to create new opportunities for donor engagement and philanthropy.

Required Qualifications:

To successfully tackle this role, you must have 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience, excellent staff and project management and communication skills, knowledge of the technical aspects of philanthropy (complex gifts, annuities, etc.), experience negotiating five, six and seven figure gifts and ability to provide strategic vision, analysis and implementation of new and existing programs. Bachelor’s degree, background in working with professional advisors and community organizations, and commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives required; advanced degree and/or designation (CAP, CFRE), experience with community foundations and knowledge of the Western Mass region preferred.

We hope we’ve intrigued you. If so, please submit resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel at search4@unitedpersonnel.com. Search closing date is May 13, 2020.