Career Opportunity

Job Posting: Executive Director

Community Foundation of Noble County

The Community Foundation of Noble County seeks to hire a dynamic, community and people-oriented servant leader to take the work of the foundation to the next level. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in the areas of project management, resource development, outstanding customer service and community building.

Purpose of the Position:  The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to and works in partnership with the Board of Directors (the “Board”) and operates under the general direction of the Board, within the policies established by the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, policies and guidelines as duly adopted, and consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. It is important to note that this job description is subject to change as deemed necessary by the Board for effective pursuit and achievement of the Community Foundation’s mission, vision and strategic plan.

The Executive Director provides professional leadership in partnership with the Board to accomplish CFNC’s mission and vision; supervises and oversees the day-to-day operations, growth and development of the Community Foundation; administers the implementation of Board policies and plans toward the accomplishment of CFNC goals; employs sound business practices; is prudent, ethical, honest and efficient in all actions and decisions made on behalf of the Community Foundation.  The ED also serves as ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board and Executive Committee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Donor Development & Relations
Plan & Program Development
Board Relations and Organizational Visioning and Planning
Community Relations, Advancement and Leadership
Investment/Fund Management
Administration/Operations

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree and relevant skills and professional experience required
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in the management of a community-related operation
Experience with charitable giving, fund development, sales, financial management, grant administration
and/or nonprofit organizations will be highly considered
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to use computer-related software and technology to accomplish tasks

Compensation and Benefits
The compensation and benefits of this position will be consistent with the candidate’s qualifications, education and experience level as well as in line with the geographical area and Foundations of a similar size within our region.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references and complete a brief questionnaire via the link below by September 23, 2019. No phone calls please.

https://charitableadvisors.hirecentric.com/jobs/166534.html

Career Opportunity

SUMMARY

The Community Foundation of Noble County seeks a full-time, Financial Coordinator. The Financial Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day tracking of financial transactions. The ideal candidate has strong attention to detail, demonstrated experience in accounting, and a heart for serving the community. The Financial Coordinator works with staff, donors,committees, and board members to ensure the Foundation’s assets are stewarded to the highest standard.

EDUCATION

A high school diploma is required. An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.

EXPERIENCE

At least five years of basic accounting experience required.

See additional details listed below.

Financial Coordinator

Job Description

Description of Position:

The Financial Coordinator of the Community Foundation of Noble County is a salaried, full-time exempt position,that requires an average of 37.5 hours of work weekly. The Financial Coordinator is responsible for many of the Foundation’s day-to-day accounting activities. This position supports the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements, and income and expense reports. The Financial Coordinator supports the oversight of the operating budget and sends routine fund statements. This position works collaboratively with auditors, staff, and Board members.

For more information, please follow the link below.

 

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2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application

The application period for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is now to August 28, 2019 at 11 pm.

The Community Foundation of Noble County administers many different scholarships to help students achieve their educational dreams. Other scholarships are also available to apply for, though the list typically changes from year to year, other scholarships are generally offered mid-November through January, with a few exceptions. The scholarships awarded are to be used for tax-exempt college expenses, excluding housing or transportation unless otherwise stated. A student awarded or declining the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is not eligible for any other scholarships offered through the Community Foundation of Noble County.

2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Criteria: Four years of full tuition and required fees awarded to one well-rounded high school senior who resides in Noble County, that will receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2020, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana.  Students must achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application.  Students need to be well-rounded seniors through their community service, volunteerism and extracurricular activities and work experience as well as leadership roles.

*NOTE: Top Honor Finalists for this scholarship will be posted on our website www.CFNoble.org on Friday, October 4, 2019 and your interview, if selected, will be Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. Those selected to interview should arrive at the community foundation between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm.

Click here to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Other scholarships offered through the community foundation for 2019-2020 will be available to apply online through the community foundation’s website around mid November 2019 to mid January 2020.

Scholarship questions may be directed Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm to:

Jennifer Shultz
Director of Communications and Scholarships
Jennifer@CFNoble.org
260-894-3335

Scholarship Deadline for General Scholarships is Jan. 15, 2019 at 4 pm

The scholarship deadline for General Scholarships is approaching on January 15, 2019 at 4 pm.

The Community Foundation of Noble County is home to over 60 unique scholarships ranging from career choice, college attending and high school attending just to name a few.

Because each scholarship is unique, applicants should follow the link below to be directed to the scholarship information page on our website.  From there applicants can read more about getting started and creating an account to begin the process.

When applying to the General Scholarships being offered November – January, students are asked to complete the Master Application. This application collects the bulk of the applicant’s information such as academics, career/college choice, three required essays, community service/volunteer service, extra curricular activities/work experience and two references.

Most of the named scholarships simply ask applicants to enter the ID number. Some will ask an additional question or have an extra essay to complete.
The bulk of the applicant’s information is only gathered one time. When the applicant enters the ID number for the named scholarships, this tells the system, “include my information in the pool of applicants.”
Otherwise, applicants would be entering their academics, career/college choice, etc. each time for each scholarship.
The system will not let a student submit an application if a required question/field is left incomplete.
The Julia L. Atz Scholarship Application period is early spring to April 30, 2019. The Julia L. Atz Scholarship will award $2,500 in the fall to a senior (or entering their senior year in the fall) in college or a post-graduate student pursuing a career in classical music performance or conducting, and with a college GPA of 3.00 or above. An applicant can re-apply and receive financial support in ensuing or subsequent years. Preference will be given to applicants from Indiana. Deadline to apply is 4 pm on April 30, 2019.

2017 Annual Report

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Jenna Ott Named as New Executive Director

Ligonier – The board of directors of the Community Foundation of Noble County have announced a new executive director.  Jenna Ott of Albion will take over the daily oversight of the organization.

Ott is a graduate of Churubusco High School and a long-time resident of Noble County.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Manchester University, and she completed her MBA at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne.

For nearly nine years, Ott has worked as a Program Officer at the Dekko Foundation where she manages a portfolio of grants and mentors a youth philanthropy leadership team.  Before coming to the Dekko Foundation, Ott worked in development for the Community Foundation of Whitley County, and she spent time in fund development at LEAP of Noble County.

Ott will replace interim executive director, Mark Demske.  Demske was appointed in March 2017 after the unexpected passing of Linda Speakman-Yerick, who served as the executive director since late 2008.  Demkse will resume his duties as a member of the community foundation’s board of directors and its committees.

In announcing the news, Rebecca Schroeder, Vice President of the board of directors stated “We are very grateful Mark stepped up to take on the role to serve the community foundation and help with the transition during the difficult time of Linda’s passing. Through Demske’s efforts, the community foundation has been able to thrive during the transition, allowing the organization’s good work to continue to impact Noble County for the better.”

Ott and husband Mike live in Albion with their three children, Warner, Weston and Delaney. Outside of work, Ott prefers to spend her time with family and friends, and is active in her home parish of Immaculate Conception Ege.  She is a busy 4-H mom and loves attending various sporting events as her children’s biggest fan.  Ott stated “I am honored to have been chosen for this important role in our community.  Community foundations are uniquely positioned to help ensure the success of our county for the future, and I am excited to be part of an organization that will impact Noble County residents for generations to come.”

Ott will begin her duties at the community foundation on July 19.  A welcome reception will be held at a later date.

“Donor Stories” Part 4 is Out

Our new “Donor Stories” Video is out!

“Have people come together as a community, like a community should be, like a family, and have that one love and that one passion to make everyone’s life better.”

Part 4 of 4 from our brand-new video series, “Donor Stories.”

Featuring Kellie Waring, former president of PULSE.

“Donor Stories” Part 3 is Out

Our new “Donor Stories” Video is out!

“Make the community and county a better place to live and raise your family. Bottom line, that is what it is all about.”

Part 3 of 4 from our brand-new video series, “Donor Stories.”

Featuring John Riemke, former board member and Mayor of Kendallville.

“Donor Stories” Part 2 is Out

Our new “Donor Stories” Video is out!

“In big and small ways we can help small groups and small ideas that are in our community – we can help make big things happen.”

Part 2 of 4 from our brand-new video series, “Donor Stories.”

Featuring Nancy Shambaugh, former board member.

“Donor Stories” Part 1 is Out!

Our new “Donor Stories” Video is out!

“I think as we recognize young people as the future of this country, it’s very encouraging to be connected with that type of scholarship fund that’s going to help them grow into the type of people that they really hope to be.”

Part 1 of 4 from our brand-new video series, “Donor Stories.”

Featuring George Bennett, former board president.