About the Foundation 

The Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) is the local giving platform, supporting our city’s shared prosperity, social equity, and enduring cultural richness, with roots that go a century deep. The Foundation supports 150+ local nonprofits annually, conducts research and initiates cross-city conversations, and serves as a philanthropic partner to donors, nonprofits, businesses, and engaged citizens helping to address community needs. Established in 1916, CCF aspires to champion everyone who imagines a just and equitable city where we can all thrive.

Cambridge Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, medical condition, status as an individual with a disability, or any other basis applicable by law. Cambridge Community Foundation’s goal is to foster an inclusive and empowering environment for all employees.

Digital Communications Officer – Full-time Contract Position

Position Overview

The Cambridge Community Foundation seeks a Digital Communications Officer to join its dynamic team for a contract position of six months, with the possibility of extension. The Digital Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting the Foundation’s communications and marketing efforts, including social media activity, website updates, writing e-newsletters, producing multi-media content, supporting outreach and advertising efforts, and other office functions as necessary. They will also play a key role in developing a promotional campaign for an exciting new initiative at the Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, a team player, and enjoy working within a dynamic environment that is mission- and results-driven. This individual must have a demonstrated capacity to work independently and be a self-starter; have excellent technical, verbal, and written communication skills; be able to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations; have strong project management skills and maintain a balance among multiple priorities; and be able to travel to Cambridge, MA 3 days a week as we operate a hybrid office.

This is a full-time, six-month, salaried term position that reports to the Vice President of Marketing and Civic Engagement; an immediate start time is preferred. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Help develop, manage, and distribute content for social media, website, email campaigns, newsletters, press releases, promotional materials and other marketing related collateral
  • Serve as point for website updates and management; monitor, measure, and analyze website traffic and success of campaigns
  • Help create and execute targeted marketing campaigns
  • Advance visual story telling through edited video and multi-media
  • As part of the team, assist with office support and contribute to staff/office needs as necessary

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills, including strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel in particular), WordPress, MailChimp, SEO or equivalent technologies required
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills. Ability to work with confidential information and interact with donors, board members, volunteers, nonprofits and the communities they serve
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ experience required


Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Download a PDF of this posting:  CCF Digital Communications Officer Position

Programs and Grantmaking Associate – Full-time Position

Position Overview

Reporting to and partnering with the Director of Programs and Grantmaking, we are looking for a thoughtful, creative, and organized individual with experience in the nonprofit sector as a Programs and Grantmaking Associate. This position is responsible for supporting all functions of existing and new areas of programs and grantmaking. They will also work with the Foundation’s communications and development teams to achieve foundation goals and play an active role in communication and collaboration with external community partners and nonprofit organizations.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Grantmaking and Programs Planning and Support

  • Support the implementation of grantmaking strategies to support the Foundation’s mission and goals
  • Support and execute the administrative processes that accompany grantmaking, including building application and reporting forms, collecting and updating nonprofit contact information, communicating with community partners, coordinating with community grant reviewers, and assisting nonprofits in administrative processes
  • Help organize, conduct, and coordinate grantee site visits
  • Work with the Director of Programs and Grantmaking to monitor grant progress, including participating in discussions, resolving issues, and providing technical assistance to grantees
  • Work with the Director of Programs and Grantmaking to develop new programs to address community needs and achieve strategic goals

Civic and Community Engagement

  • Participate in networks, affinity groups, and other external efforts to learn about relevant issues and trends and to advance the Foundation’s strategies
  • Facilitate and participate in community outreach activities and foundation developed programs that may include some early morning / later evenings and occasional weekends

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to use technology in a productive and efficient way
  • Experience working with and deep understanding of diverse communities
  • Solid organizational and time-management skills; ability to consistently deliver on established schedules, guidelines, and deadlines
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, including solid presentation and facilitation abilities and the ability to foster productive relationships with a diverse population
  • A team player with demonstrated ability to effectively function as a member of a team in a work environment that sometimes requires “all hands” for a given circumstance
  • A deep-rooted personal interest in and commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive work environment that places a high value on equity; commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture of collaboration and respect


The salary for this position is $45,000 – $55,000 and commensurate with background and experience. The Cambridge Community Foundation offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a discretionary 403(b) contribution, and generous PTO and parental leave as well as short-and-long-term disability, and life insurance.


Please send a cover letter and your resume to: Christina Turner, Director of Programs and Grantmaking at [email protected].

Application deadline: December 21, 2022

Download a PDF of this posting: CCF Programs and Grantmaking Associate Position