Employment Opportunities


To provide the greatest service to our community, The Spartanburg County Foundation depends upon dynamic individuals with great ideas and a solid commitment to our community.

Development Officer 
Reports to: Executive Management Team 

The primary focus of the Development Officer is to position the Foundation as a charitable option for individuals, charitable organizations and corporations by providing philanthropic counsel to existing and potential donors and developing relationships with professional advisors and their clients. This individual will develop and grow the Foundation’s asset development program, including prospect identification and research, donor cultivation and stewardship, and various development initiatives as assigned.

The Development Officer has an understanding of the Foundation’s programmatic focus and familiarity with the charitable sector in the Foundation’s service area. This position provides leadership in connecting fundholders with community opportunities and initiatives as per the Foundation’s mission and strategic plan.

The Development Officer is a Team Leader and works with the President & CEO, Chief Operating Officer, other Team Leaders and staff to carry out the mission, vision and strategies of the Foundation.

Listed below are major duties and responsibilities of this position. It is not designed or intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of the activities, duties, or responsibilities of the employee.

  • Work with the Executive Management Team to establish departmental goals and objectives and to set the strategic direction for asset development and professional advisor relationships.
  • Present annually to the Philanthropic Services Committee an asset development plan for increasing the Foundation’s charitable assets in conjunction with the Foundation’s annual and strategic plans.
  • Provide leadership, coordination and staffing for the Professional Advisory Committee.
  • Develop and manage a program of ongoing education and cultivation of professional advisors (i.e. attorneys, trust officers, estate planners, accountants, insurance agents) to keep them informed of the benefits available to their clients through the Foundation.
  • Provide counsel to current and prospective donors to clarify their philanthropic goals and develop giving plans to achieve them.
  • Maintain positive relationships with assigned existing fundholders.
  • Work with individual prospects to establish new funds at the Foundation, with emphasis on raising new endowments and planned gifts.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of prospect/donor cultivation and recognition events.
  • Participate as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals.
  • Provide training of other development staff. Work with all development staff to achieve the Foundation’s annual and strategic plan goals.
  • Develop and manage a systematic prospect research program to identify prospective donors and key financial and legal advisors.
  • Develop and coordinate cultivation and solicitation plans (using the President & CEO and Trustees, as well as other volunteers) for each prospective donor.
  • Supervise the maintenance of current donor files and prospect and donor tracking information on the Foundation’s database.
  • Develop and manage Donor Services programs and administrative staff support for the Foundation’s donors and select advisory committees.
  • Provide professional support to the endowment efforts of charitable organizations served by the Foundation.
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base of current trends and activities within the community that relates to the nonprofit sector and the community at-large.
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base of the basic mechanisms (and associated tax benefits) by which donors may contribute to the Foundation and keep abreast of significant legislative and regulatory changes that affect charitable giving.


  1. Four year college or university degree.
  2. Previous development experience with thorough understanding of planned giving required.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with Access is a plus.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication and critical thinking skills.
  5. Organizational, time management, leadership and development skills.
  6. Experience and comfort in working with individuals of diverse views and backgrounds.
  7. Consistent demonstration of integrity, tact, and analytical reasoning, problem-solving, and positive interpersonal skills. Requires an ability to manage people and processes.
  8. Ability to work well in a team environment.Knowledge of prospect research experience and planned giving techniques.
  9. An ongoing commitment to training in both areas of soft skills and technical skills to maintain current skills and knowledge.
  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all Foundation matters.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to The Spartanburg County Foundation ATTN: Chief Operating Officer, 424 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.  No phone calls please.  This job posting will close Friday, August 18, 2017.

Citizen Scholars Program Coordinator (Full-Time)

Citizen Scholars, a mentoring program supported by The Spartanburg County Foundation for youth with certain risk factors, seeks qualified candidates for the full time position of Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for curriculum development, planning, workshop facilitation, mentor and parent training, public relation building and other duties as necessary.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field, though a master’s degree is preferred. Preference will be given to those who have taught school, worked with disadvantaged youth, written grant applications and who demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Salary will be dependent upon qualifications.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Citizen Scholars Program Coordinator, 424 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. This job posting will close August 28, 2017.

Staff Accountant

Reports to: Director of Finance
The Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end accounting operations of the Foundation according to generally accepted accounting principles. This includes maintaining accounts payable, account reconciliations and analysis, maintaining budgets, month-end closing and financial reporting, and other related duties as necessary. In addition, the Staff Accountant manages all fixed assets and performs routine recurring data entry processes and other routine administrative functions.


  • Provides exceptional customer service to all Foundation Constituents.
  • Prepares financial reports for donors, fundholders, supporting organizations, etc.
  • Prepares Foundation monthly financial statements.
  • Performs the processing of all accounts payable transactions ensuring that all expenses are paid, documented, and filed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepares general ledger/journal reconciliations, including payroll, insurance, credit card and annuities.
  • Reconciles bank statements.
  • Performs joint investment allocation.
  • Performs quarterly fee assessment.Prepares weekly check run and ad-hoc check printing when required.
  • Anticipates questions related to accounting work and proactively communicates; responds promptly and thoroughly to internal and fundholder inquiries.
  • Processes grant expense payments that have been initiated by various departments; ensures that all grant expenses have been paid.
  • Researches, recommends and implements process improvements within his/her area of responsibility.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for the general ledger system.
  • Serves as lead for funds’ activity, accounting and reconciliations.
  • Serves as lead for Foundation Initiative Budgets and manages all associated grant expenses.
  • Maintains outside investment records for supporting organization CRUTs, Life Insurance, Annuities, etc.
  • Maintains fixed assets, annual insurance policies, and real estate files and history (including documentation of all tax records).
  • Maintains vendor records, updating addresses, requesting W-9’s.
  • Cross-trains as back up for gift entry and deposits.
  • Provides back up assistance to the Accounting and Finance Associate and Director of Finance in his/her absence.
  • Responds to audit requests from outside organizations, such as confirmation of grants awarded.
  • Prepares financial reporting under the leadership of the Director of Finance, such as automatic distribution report, breakdown of funds report, annual report listings, etc.
  • Prepares overhead coverage chart and updates CF Insights information.
  • Assists in the preparation of quarterly donor statements.
  • Assists donors with questions involving fund activity.
  • Assists Director of Finance in producing annual operating budget.
  • Assists Director of Finance and other stakeholders in developing the Initiative Budgets.
  • Assists Director of Finance in monitoring cash flow requirements.
  • Assists Director of Finance in preparing documents and schedules for Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.
  • Assists Director of Finance in preparing documents and reports for year-end audit.
  • Responds to other duties as required.


  1. A B.S. or B.A. degree in accounting, finance, or business administration (with accounting emphasis). Minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with Access is a plus. Advanced Excel skills are a must.
  3. Strong time management, organization and communication skills.
  4. Social and interpersonal skills to create a pleasant environment for the guests and visitors to the Foundation.
  5. A self-starter and a driver.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  7. Commitment to community service and the environment.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to The Spartanburg County Foundation ATTN: Director of Finance, 424 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302 or rjones@spcf.org.  No phone calls please.  This job posting will close August 31, 2017.