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Position Announcement

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

is seeking candidates for the position of


The Director of Community Engagement will occupy a newly-created, full-time position at the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge.  This individual will advance the Foundation’s capacity to effectively engage residents across the full spectrum of the community we serve in order to develop a deeper understanding of our community’s opportunities and challenges.  The Foundation will utilize community engagement for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of its community investments, particularly through its grant making activities, new program development, and the leadership that the Foundation can provide to facilitate meaningful change in our community.

The Director of Community Engagement will fulfill the Foundation’s commitment to resident engagement, in part, by partnering with local organizations and community leaders to plan and carry out facilitated exchanges with residents of all backgrounds throughout the year.

Additionally, the Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for the effective administration of the Foundation’s:

The Director of Community Engagement will also contribute to maintaining regular communication with area nonprofit leaders and the Foundation’s corporate partners.

Preferred Professional Experience:

Candidates for this position should have a track record of:

  • Effective community engagement, whether that has been within the nonprofit, for profit, or public sector, with specific experience in facilitating group dialogue with a wide variety of constituencies.
  • Successful program management, with the proven ability to research best practices, assess program performance, and design program improvements.
  • Persuasive writing and presentation for a wide variety of audiences.

Desired, but not Required, Professional Experience:

  • Nonprofit management
  • Personnel management
  • Budget management
  • Board management

Preferred Professional Skills:

  • Strategic thinker
  • Skilled networker
  • Engaging and credible communicator and group presenter
  • Attentive listener with the ability to quickly digest and thoughtfully respond to a wide variety of constituencies
  • Effective manager of multiple assignments and deadlines
  • Highly-attentive to detail
  • Persuasive writer
  • Technology savvy

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with Program Directors at comparable community foundations.

Inquiries: Individuals interested in the position of Director of Community Engagement should submit their resume, a cover letter, and a list of references by March 20 to:

Dan Layman, CEO

Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

P.O. Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402-0815


The Foundation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity with regard to an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, medical condition, veteran’s status, marital status, national origin, and physical or mental disability.

About the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

Established in 1992, the Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th year of service to the residents of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland.  Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by responding to needs and inspiring philanthropy.

We accomplish our mission by connecting donors to opportunities for meaningful change in our community. We make sense of our community’s complex needs by building deep relationships with local residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and the public sector. We use that knowledge to help donors transform their hopes and dreams into acts of effective and enduring philanthropy.

With assets of $21.5 million, the Foundation invests over $1 million annually in the future of our community through grants to nonprofit organizations, college scholarships to graduating high school students and adult learners, and awards to individuals who inspire education in our public schools through programs such as our Dawbarn Education Awards.

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