Job Openings

Job Openings

Rockwell Fund, Inc. (RFI) is a private foundation seeking to materially improve the lives of Houstonians and others by making impactful grants to non-profits doing important work in our communities.  We are searching for committed, knowledgeable and creative employees to handle our grantmaking dockets currently focused on health, housing, education, capacity building and special initiatives.

In the open positions, you will help shape and implement our grantmaking issue areas and focus.  You will source and evaluate community organizations in need of our philanthropic support.  Your research and community outreach will inform our theories of change and strategies and define our program outcome objectives.

We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Direct inquiries to Judy Ahlgrim (713-341-5338 or jahlgrim@rockfund.org).  To apply please email her a cover letter and resume.

Program Officer

Salary

Commensurate with experience, ranging from $80,000 to $110,000.

Duties

  • Source and research new grant requests, evaluate applications, conduct financial and organizational due diligence reviews, prepare, and present recommendations, and monitor and evaluate grantee performance and grant agreement compliance.

  • Maintain grantmaking budgets and conduct reconciliation activities.

  • Supervise the grantmaking team and manage the grantmaking process as well as grant applicant and grantee relationships.

  • Produce and present grant recommendations and supporting materials quarterly to the Board of Trustees.

  • Produce ad hoc reports and analysis as needed.

  • Organize and conduct grantee site visits.

  • Stay current with research, best practices, and public policy and philanthropic development related to RFI’s areas of grantmaking interest.

  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Five or more years of professional experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree.  Graduate studies in public administration or social work are preferred, but not essential.

  • Driver’s license.

  • Ability to sit or stand for 7 hours a day.

OTHER QUALITIES SOUGHT

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Familiarity with grants management software, website publishing, data entry and scheduling tools.

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.

  • Willingness to develop new technological skillsets as needed.

  • On rare occasions, must be able to work longer than usual hours to meet deadlines.

Program Assistant or Associate

Salary

Commensurate with experience, ranging from $50,000 to $70,000.

Duties

  • Provide operational, logistical, and administrative assistance to leadership.

  • Assist in managing and reporting on program data analysis.

  • Review and analyze grant applications and grant reports.

  • Compile research and data related to RFI’s areas of current or prospective grantmaking.

  • Produce ad hoc reports as needed.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Driver’s license.

  • Ability to sit or stand for 7 hours a day.

OTHER QUALITIES SOUGHT

  • Prior experience or studies in public administration or social work.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.

  • Willingness to develop new technological skillsets as needed.

  • Familiarity with grants management software, website publishing, data entry and scheduling tools.

  • On rare occasions, must be able to work longer than usual hours to meet deadlines.

 

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