Job Opportunity: Jackson, Mississippi Partnerships Coordinator

The Jackson Partnerships Coordinator will work directly with the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) leadership, including a Jackson project advisory board, and a network of philanthropic and civic partners to respond to needs associated with the ongoing water crisis and support priority programs and services benefitting Jackson’s residents.

The Coordinator will manage a dedicated fund within CFM and serve as liaison between the City of Jackson and cross-sector supporters of the City.  The Coordinator will also interact with nonprofit organizations, foundations, donors, and external advisors to support the City. This position is envisioned as a contract position for a period of not less than 24 months but may also be a salaried position.

The role and responsibilities of the Coordinator include the following:

  • Work closely with a newly established Jackson advisory board, the City of Jackson, federal oversight agencies, and other key stakeholders to identify community needs and match resources to those needs
  • Lead fundraising based on identified needs; cultivate private sector support from foundations, corporations, and individuals for priority City initiatives; and manage ongoing relationships with donors
  • Communicate regularly with the City of Jackson and the court-appointed Third Party Manager and their teams to ensure alignment and that private funds raised are addressing public priorities
  • Work closely with project partners to ensure funds are managed in a fiscally responsible manner and are in accordance with program deliverables, donor requirements, and CFM guidelines
  • Work with the Foundation’s finance director and strategic impact director to manage grant deadlines, deliverables, and reporting needs
  • Establish a strong working relationship with City and CFM leadership and capture their insights, talents and assets to enhance goals
  • Regularly convene philanthropic partners to ensure strong communications and coordination of activities, fundraising, and the allocation of resources
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and a record of outcomes; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve targeted goals
  • Coordinate activities with all relevant communications teams (CFM, City, community partners, etc.) to ensure work is transparent and properly communicated to all stakeholders

Experience and qualifications should include:

  • At least 5 years of project management experience
  • Strong written, organizational, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record in fundraising and donor relations — experience working with national philanthropies a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative approach to planning; integrity, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Experience working with local government preferred, and candidates willing to locate in or relocate to Jackson, MS encouraged

More details:

  • Compensation range: $80,000 to $100,000 DOE
  • Exempt or contract position DOE


To apply:

Letter of interest and resume to: