We’re Hiring an Office Manager

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The Community Foundation creates permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan through thoughtful philanthropy.

With generous support from thousands of donors, the Community Foundation is building permanent endowment for the region and helping individuals, families, and businesses fulfill their charitable goals.

Making southeast Michigan a better place isn’t a one-person job.  It takes a team of people bringing passion and talent to philanthropic projects. We have a new opportunity for an office manager, who can impact the work experience of their colleagues and enhance the experience of our trustees, donors, grantees and guests.

Reporting to the vice president of strategy and operations, the office manager will serve as the point-person for day-to-day operations of the Foundation.  This includes the office aesthetics, and guest experiences by interacting with building services and vendors. The office manager will oversee the receptionist in supporting guest experiences and ensuring the conference rooms are functioning at the highest level of quality.

In addition, the office manager will be responsible for the Foundation’s records management, including retention policies and compliance.  A part-time file clerk will assist with records and filing.  Serving as the central resource for office safety functions, the office manager will handle emergency preparedness of the office and building evacuation procedures.

The office manager will have a keen interest in solving problems and making strategic improvements to office operations in a dynamic and complex environment that has a variety of constituents with varying needs.  While working independently, the office manager has responsibility for two direct reports and will interact with a diverse team of colleagues.  Requisite skills include planning, managing, and implementing projects and handling tasks while meeting deadlines.  At times, work may be after hours or on the weekend requiring flexibility.  A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of related experience, including supervision, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite will be needed.

The Community Foundation is in the heart of downtown Detroit, located near Campus Martius, the Riverfront and many parks and restaurants.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life/LTD insurances, paid parking, along with paid sick, personal, holiday and vacation time.  A 403(b) savings plan is available, along with a Foundation funded pension program.

It is an exciting time to join the Community Foundation as we celebrate 35 years of serving the southeast Michigan region, achieving recognition among the top 25 community foundations in the U.S. with nearly $900 million in assets, granting more than $1 billion through nearly 67,000 grants since our founding.


Send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Nancy Davies, human resources director at: