VP for Community Impact and Partnerships

· Springfield, Massachusetts
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

The Community Foundation is committed to increasing equity and opportunity so that all who live in the Pioneer Valley have access to a satisfying quality of life. 

Are you passionate about the potential in Western MA, and inspired by the opportunity to put your skills to work advancing equity and opportunity for all in the region?

Bring your energy and commitment to The Community Foundation of Western Mass, which seeks a Vice President of Community Impact and Partnerships.  As a member of the Foundation’s leadership team, you will work creatively and collaboratively with colleagues and key community stakeholders to advance the Foundation’s strategic vision through a mix of convening, research, data collection, and funding opportunities. 

Essential Responsibilities & Functions

Community Leadership

Serve as a public face and key spokesperson presenting the organization with credibility and compassion, and clearly communicating its vision and value proposition.

Partner closely with Development to drive participation in initiatives that investment opportunities for funders, helping meet fundraising goals to increase the resources available to support strategies and programs.

Continue sharpening and building out a community-wide agenda by deepening inclusive relationships with diverse community stakeholders (nonprofit, for-profit and public sector leaders, other institutional and individual philanthropists, and public officials), understanding the greatest community needs, and determining how a can organization drive, address and/or coordinate resources for community priorities.

Organizational Leadership

Lead Community Engagement & Investments department and its initiatives to address long-term community change by testing and implementing ideas and strategies that offer efficient, effective, equitable, and sustainable solutions.

Lead the organization in embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion in their DNA by sharing best practices and serving as a resource in how to use policies and procedures to promote and implement diversity and inclusion practices.

  • Build and communicate strategies to advance equity in our community.
  • Create departmental goals, metrics, and accountabilities tied directly to the community agenda.
  • Develop, motivate, and inspire staff to work collaboratively to implement strategies and achieve goals.
  • Oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all contracts and related services, promoting collaborative relationships between program areas and ensuring that the expectations of funders, partners, constituents, clients, and other stakeholders are consistently met.
  • Gain the confidence and trust of others through principled leadership, leading by example, and sound business ethics.
  • Establish and regularly report on measures that can be used to share our progress and impact with stakeholders.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; graduate or advanced degree highly desirable
  • Experience: Grantmaking and/or program management with a proven track record in managing programs and leading teams; minimum 10 years.

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  • Location
    Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience