Career Opportunities

A career at The Columbus Foundation means working to help others make a difference in the lives of others through charitable giving. It also means joining a team of people who are passionate about our work.

The mission of The Columbus Foundation is to assist donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents.

The Columbus Foundation is currently hiring for two positions.

Associate Director for Donor Services and Development
The Columbus Foundation, the seventh largest community foundation in the country, is seeking a professional to identify, cultivate, and secure major gifts and future planned gifts by interaction with prospective and current donors, volunteers, and professional advisors and their clients, in order to further the Foundation’s mission in strengthening and improving our community. Major responsibilities include providing philanthropic information and assistance to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in order to build the Foundation’s endowment through charitable giving.

The successful candidate must have an advanced and/or graduate degree; 10+ years of expertise in financial advisement and wealth planning management; experience in planned giving in the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management experience; a demonstrated record in significant achievement in major/planned gift fundraising working with high net worth individuals, families, and businesses; familiarity with financial and estate planning concepts; and a working knowledge of charitable gift planning strategies. Candidates must have excellent writing and speaking skills, a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work closely with volunteers, donors, and professional advisors. Preferences will be given to candidates who have a working knowledge of the greater Columbus area, community foundations, and/or who have relevant formal training and comparable experience. Salary requirements must accompany resume. Resumes may be sent via regular mail or electronically to the address at the bottom of this page.

Office Services Assistant
The Columbus Foundation, the seventh largest community foundation in the United States, is seeking an individual to provide support and administrative assistance for the Supporting Foundations Department and the Donor Services and Development Department.

This position is a shared role between departments focusing on facilitating efficiencies in grantmaking, providing additional administrative coverage, and providing detailed data input.

Desired candidate must have a strong interest in the Columbus community, strong organizational and project management skills; excellent database skills; good communication skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Experience in Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access software required. A minimum of three years of work related experience in the nonprofit field is preferred, as well as a bachelor’s degree.


For confidential consideration for either position, please send your resume by mail or electronically, along with salary requirements, to:

Pam Straker
Director of Human Resources
The Columbus Foundation
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH  43205

The Columbus Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Please direct any questions to Pam Straker at the contact information above.

Thank you for your interest.

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