Associate, Philanthropic Advising

The Associate, Philanthropic Advising is a member of The Philanthropic Advising Team. This position manages the relationships between the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) and organization, designated beneficiary and scholarship funds. This position is responsible for transactional support and administrative oversight of all funds in the assigned portfolio, as well as providing administrative and clerical support to the Philanthropic Advising Team.

Responsibility Level:

The Associate, Philanthropic Advising reports directly to the Senior Director, Philanthropic Advising. The position is within MCF’s Philanthropic Partnerships Department.

Essential Functions:

Organization Funds

  • Oversees relationships with organization and designated beneficiary funds.
  • Provides administrative oversight, compliance monitoring, grantmaking facilitation and support to the primary fund contact(s).
  • Participates at select events and meetings.

Scholarship Funds

  • Oversees relationships with MCF’s scholarship funds.
  • Provides administrative oversight, compliance monitoring, grantmaking facilitation and support to the primary fund contact(s).

Administrative and Research Support

  • Produces reports to assists Philanthropic Advising Team Advisors. Examples include gifting and grantmaking trend analysis and inactive fund monitoring.
  • Conducts initial research and due diligence on nonprofits for Philanthropic Advising Team Advisors.

Performance Standards:

The Associate, Philanthropic Advising will be evaluated by the Senior Director, Philanthropic Advising on her/his ability to perform the essential functions of the position; the ability to demonstrate the skills described below; the ability to meet annual individual and departmental goals; and the ability to complete job duties in a professional, cooperative and timely manner.

The incumbent will also be evaluated on her/his communication skills and professional interactions with clients, staff and community members. She/he will also be assessed on her/his ability to listen carefully, understand and summarize information effectively and deliver high quality customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • B.A./B.S. degree preferred or five years of additional work experience as described in the essential functions of the job description.
  • Intermediate proficiency in writing, editing and proofreading skills with the ability to gather and organize information appropriately.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and the ability to effectively learn and utilize proprietary software.
  • Excellent ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple competing assignments and responsibilities.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (listening, interpersonal, oral and written).
  • A high degree of professionalism, confidence and flexibility that allows the incumbent to work collaboratively and effectively with clients and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team environment. Ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with the MCF staff, members of the
    community, elected officials, the media, colleagues in other foundations, and members of the nonprofit sector.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, confidentiality, diplomacy and ethics.
  • Interest in philanthropy and the non-profit community.

Salary: Range is $80,000-$84,000

Apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email Nikki Collins, HR Generalist, at and include resume and cover note.

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