Job Post: Program Coordinator - Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy seeks a new Program Coordinator for managing, developing, and supporting a portfolio of learning programs.

TYPE: Full-Time, Exempt

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy seeks a new Program Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who loves to learn and wants to support learning and collaboration in the philanthropic sector of Connecticut.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for managing, developing, and supporting a portfolio of learning programs for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP). This full-time, exempt position provides coordination, input, and support in the design, development, and implementation of educational programs and other learning events for CCP’s members.

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is Connecticut’s statewide association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good.  CCP’s members are comprised by foundations, business and corporate giving programs, bank trusts, donor-advised funds, individual philanthropists, and those serving the philanthropic sector. In 2016, CCP members granted more than $1.2 billion from assets of more than $8.2 billion.

CCP is dedicated to providing its members with high quality programs, resources and services, networking opportunities, insight and news about grantmaking and philanthropy, and opportunities to collaborate. The Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Member Engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the development, logistics, communications, and administrative tasks for educational programs and learning activities (in-person and virtual), including CCP’s annual conference.
  • For all assigned programs, exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to the implementation of programs. Coordinate the efforts of staff and volunteers on such programs.
  • Develop various documents and presentation materials (e.g. budgets, procedures, forms, agendas, etc.) in order to implement and maintain services and/or programs.
  • Serve as liaison to, and CCP contact for, presenters to coordinate and arrange schedules, transportation, presentation, and AV requirements.
  • Arrange for approved vendors and locations for various programs and meetings. Review and present contracts for signature by CCP president.
  • Assist in developing, distributing, and analyzing program evaluations. Produce status reports and update metrics on program data.
  • Undertake additional programmatic and administrative responsibilities as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with the CCP team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Event management.
  • Educational program development, especially for adult learners.
  • Curiosity and a learning orientation.
  • Comfort communicating with professionals at all levels.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well alone and collaboratively.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage diverse tasks.
  • Marketing experience a plus.
  • Public speaking and facilitation skills a plus.
  • Comfortable working in a small office environment a must.


  • 3-5 years of previous experience with a nonprofit, foundation, or membership organization preferred.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with databases, especially Salesforce; and capacity to learn about and adopt other relevant technologies to advance the organization’s work.
  • Must be able to travel throughout the state regularly.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges for professional growth.

Salary and Benefits

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy offers nonprofit salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including: generous paid time off plan, health and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer contribution, and long-term disability insurance.

CCP believes diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation. Therefore, we seek candidates with a diversity of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives for this position.

To apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Please note “program coordinator” in the subject line.

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