The mission of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) is to build stronger communities through philanthropy and leadership. We offer donors, nonprofits and community groups the tools and expertise to achieve their philanthropic vision and goals, and identify critical areas where the foundation can leverage its relationships and leadership for lasting impact. Founded in 1987 in Salisbury, Conn., Berkshire Taconic serves Berkshire County, Mass.; Columbia and northeast Dutchess County, N.Y.; and northwest Litchfield County, Conn. In all, we serve the residents of 70 towns and three cities across three states, within a 2,200-square mile region.
Like most community foundations, BTCF offers a variety of fund types that allow donors and community groups to build charitable resources and make grants and other awards over time to achieve their philanthropic goals. BTCF has also proactively established funds to address a specific issue in our region or to develop permanent charitable resources to serve a set of communities. This has resulted in the creation and growth of 11 area funds, 33 educational enrichment funds that serve every public school district in our region, and special initiatives to address regional challenges, such as the shortage of high-quality early childhood programs and affordable housing options.
In total, the foundation manages more than 550 funds totaling nearly $200 million in combined assets that together make over $10 million in grants and other awards each year. BTCF is a learning organization that embraces a culture of high performance, transparency and flexibility. All staff participate in professional development activities on an ongoing basis and work cooperatively as a team, respectful of one another, the volunteer board that guides our work, and the nonprofits and donors who are our vital partners in improving lives around the region.
The Administrative Coordinator supports office operations and processes transactions. This role oversees the foundation’s reception area, welcomes visitors, answers questions and manages mail and supplies for the office. As part of the Operations team, the Administrative Coordinator processes transactions, maintains our database and helps improve processes. The ideal candidate brings a strong attention to detail, is flexible to accommodate visitors and staff, and comfortable adjusting to changes in routine. In return, this position provides competitive pay and benefits and an opportunity to build knowledge and skills in philanthropy, program development, and database operations. The Administrative Coordinator reports to the Controller and the Technical Operations Manager.
The successful Administrative Coordinator will provide:
- A polite greeting to all visitors and callers, and a friendly response to visitors, constituents and staff to provide information, office, or meeting resources
- Reliable coordination and oversight of common spaces, office mail, supplies, equipment and building maintenance
- Efficient and accurate processing of profiles, grants, gifts, and other data base transactions
- Reports to meet staff, communication and constituent needs
- Proactive collaboration with other staff to improve the Foundation’s processes and procedures
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATION (50%)
To include but not be limited to:
- Answer main telephone and direct calls and messages to the appropriate staff member
- Welcome visitors and refer them to the appropriate staff person or meeting room
- Manage conference rooms, public areas, and office supply inventory
- Process incoming and outgoing mail and faxes daily
- Coordinate and communicate with office equipment and building vendors
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – OPERATIONS TEAM (50%)
To include but not be limited to:
Weekly transaction processing
- Process transactions: gifts, grants and scholarships, profiles, funds, campaigns and opportunities
- Edit and process correspondence or fundholder requests
Maintain foundation database and reporting
- Create and update constituent records; record gift, grant and scholarship transactions, committee records, and more
- Create and maintain database reports for staff, mailings and constituents
Contribute to process improvements
- Collaborate with other staff to document and improve processes
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following traits and skills:
- Team player: collaborative, supportive, respectful, helpful, polite, and a sense of humor
- Action-oriented and proactive problem solver
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy
- Comfortable managing multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Great customer service, and strong verbal and written communication skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Experience with CRM databases preferred
BA/BS degree preferred (AA degree with professional experience will be considered)
Starting salary is $42,000, negotiable based on education and/or experience. Berkshire Taconic is an equal employment opportunity employer and offer competitive benefits including: a 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution; generous paid vacation and sick time; health, dental and life insurance; opportunities for professional development; and a hybrid work model.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Brenda Trierweiler at BTrierweiler@berkshiretaconic.org.