Learning and Communications Associate

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Website Central Valley Foundation

Description, Compensation and Benefits:

The Learning and Communications Associate (LCA) is responsible for coordinating the systems that facilitate CVF’s grantmaking and communicating their impact. As a key backbone position for the Foundation, the LCA will be instrumental in building two main areas:

  • Administering the grants management system that aggregates the Foundation’s grants information and produces valuable data and information to help drive stories about the Foundation’s reach in the Central Valley; and
  • Chronicling the Foundation’s impact to help build CVF’s brand across print, video, and digital platforms
The Foundation is seeking a dynamic team player and resourceful implementer who has bridged relevant information with a communications strategy, helping to plan and coordinate information and data to drive unique stories, work collaboratively with staff, key community stakeholders, and influencers to raise awareness about the communities, individuals, and systems CVF impacts.

The ideal candidate will have similar experiences working in communications and marketing at a foundation or at a community-based or like organization. The candidate will:
  • uphold the utmost of professionalism
  • respect community ownership, organizational, and interpersonal transactions, decisions, and communications

Through its work, CVF lifts community voices by honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion, improves education access, and ensures all people, especially children, have pathways to a fulfilling life in California’s Central Valley - these institutional qualities are core to the Foundation. This position will represent the Foundation and will reflect the diverse backgrounds and talents of the people and communities CVF serves. A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for CVF’s work; a spirit of accountability and collaboration; and, a commitment to creating – and communicating - powerful stories of the impact of this work that are grounded in rigor and data.  

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Please visit our website for a detailed job description.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]org.

About the Organization:

Founded by Susan and the late James B. McClatchy in 1994, the Central Valley Foundation (CVF) is organized to advance English Learner students, promote First Amendment awareness, especially in the freedoms of speech and the press, and to improve life in one of the country’s most diverse, culturally rich, and economically viable regions, California’s Central Valley.

Despite these assets, the Central Valley faces many critical challenges requiring significant resources. The pressing nature of these challenges is compelling: they should be addressed sooner rather than later. In response to this reality, the Board of Directors has decided to increase its annual grantmaking, with plans to invest all CVF’s assets in the next decade or so. This decision reflects a commitment to English Learners in our communities and to the First Amendment. As such, CVF is entering an exciting time in its life-cycle and is looking for dedicated and qualified people with integrity to honor this vision and join the Foundation on this journey.