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Job Opportunity – Community Impacts Project Manager


About the Scranton Area Community Foundation

Scranton Area Community Foundation is on a mission to enhance the quality of life for all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. With assets of more than $55 million and more than 270 charitable funds, the Scranton Area Community Foundation distributed over $5 million in grants and scholarships in 2021. Additionally, through its foundation management services offered to other private and public foundations, the Scranton Area Community Foundation manages assets of more than $95 million and has distributed an additional $4.5 million in grants and scholarships through assets under management. As a public 501(c)(3) community foundation, the Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change. The Scranton Area Community Foundation leads various initiatives including Women in Philanthropy, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, NEPA Moves, NEPA Thrives, and the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.

About the Position

The Community Impacts Project Manager will assist with management of a number of projects and initiatives being led in the community in collaboration with other project management and administrative staff. Though reporting directly to the VP of Administration and Operations, this position will work closely with other Community Impacts staff to fulfill the Foundation’s strategic pillar of Community and Leadership Catalyst.

The duties and responsibilities of the position may vary depending upon the current needs of the Foundation and initiatives underway. Community initiatives can include, but are not limited to, affordable housing, quality childcare, accessible transportation, region-wide giving day, capacity building for nonprofit organizations, community safety, animal welfare, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position is ideal for candidates who:

  • Thrive in working in a dynamic, collaborative, and evolving team-oriented environment;
  • Excel at being proactive and self-motivated;
  • Have passion in supporting programs that advance our region as a whole;
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and project management skills.


Full time position with 40 hours per week. Foundation operating hours are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Schedule will be flexible with the majority within those timeframes, though occasional evening events may be required.

List of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle multiple projects concurrently 
  • Organize and schedule appointments and meetings with partners 
  • Take a proactive approach to advancing the work of the community initiatives 
  • Develop a roadmap for projects and ensure timelines and deliverables are being met
  • Research opportunities, leading and well-tested solutions for community challenges, and avenues for development and growth
  • Establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Ensure successful implementation of programs and solutions aimed to advance community initiatives 
  • Maintain an organized system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects
  • Expand your knowledge including everything from staying on top of trends or interests to gaining up-to-date resources and insights from peers 
  • Communicate in oral and written form with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner 
  • Prepare agendas and presentation materials, as well as ensure accurate minutes of meetings are being taken 
  • Generate reports for meetings 
  • Participate in regular internal and external meetings, as necessary or requested

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with business, project, or program management experience
  • Superior organizational and time management skills 
  • Strong ability to work independently as well as within a team environment 
  • Excellence in relationship building and respectful dialogue with partners and stakeholders
  • Strong ability to prioritize projects in an effective and efficient manner 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Exemplary listening and communication skills 
  • Excellent collaboration skills with desire to work in a team environment 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and creative problem solver 
  • Strong desire to learn 
  • Highly skilled in Google Suite, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, as well as Microsoft products, including Excel and Word 
  • Proficiency in Zoom or similar virtual platforms 
  • Ability to work both remotely and in an office setting at the Foundation’s offices in the Hill Section of Scranton

Compensation and Benefits

Salary may range from $47,000 to $55,000 depending on experience. Position includes premium health, dental, and vision insurance benefits with modest cost-share by employee. Insurances begin on the first day of the month following the employee’s start date. Short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance benefits included which begin six (6) months following the employee’s start date. Contributions into a pension plan (SEP-IRA) are also included. Competitive time off policy offered.

Application Information

Interested applicants should email with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Reference(s) from educators, previous managers, or similar authority positions
No phone calls please.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.