Program Officer

External Job Posting

The Battle Creek Community Foundation is searching for a Program Officer to play a vital role in the success of the Foundation’s grantmaking and/or scholarships process(es).  The qualified candidate needs to have significant and proven experience in leading and supervising individuals in a team setting. Creativity and flexibility are required to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities. Ideal candidate should be familiar with grantmaking and/or scholarships, evaluation, and process administration.  Must possess demonstrated skill in the areas of program planning, organizational development and management.  Candidate should also have the capacity to work well with competing priorities and tight deadlines requiring a high degree of independent action, and multi-tasking. Must be a self-starter who understands the need for detail in the midst of work being done within a much larger picture. 

Bachelors Degree strongly encouraged, or equivalent combination of education/training/experience required; 4-10 years experience in a non-profit and/or Community Foundation is ideal. 

Please send application packet which includes: your resume, a detailed cover letter, a 500 word or less essay why you want to work for the Community Foundation, along with salary requirements to Monica Lonk, Director of Corporate Affairs or by fax to (269) 962-2182. Items must be received no later than May 9th, late applicants will not be considered, and those not sending a complete application packet will not be considered.

Established in 1974, The Battle Creek Community Foundation exists to promote giving, build our community’s permanent endowment, provide leadership to improve the quality of life and be a catalyst for change in the Battle Creek area. For more information about our grants or to make a donation, please call us at 269-962-2181 or visit      



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