WNC Nonprofit Pathways Seeks an Experienced Program Consultant

Western North Carolina Nonprofit Pathways seeks talented, committed, and experienced assistance to help coordinate capacity building services for nonprofits across our 18-county region. The work will be carried out by an independent contractor as part of a consultant team to deliver the highest quality programming on behalf of our unique funders’ collaborative. Learn more about WNC Nonprofit Pathways here: www.nonprofitpathways.org.

Essential skills and experience:

• Management experience in a nonprofit and/or funding environment

• Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the role of nonprofits and capacity building, including deep experience with equity and inclusion work personally and professionally within nonprofit organizations

• Extensive knowledge of the 18-county western NC region and desire to travel the counties

• Track record of project management and scheduling

• Analytical skills including evaluation and grants management

• Independent self-starter with passion, high energy, and the resources to work from home

• Detail-oriented; well-organized; strong self-motivation

• Strong communication skills – public speaking, active listening and formal/informal business writing

Examples of contract services to be provided:

• Coordinate Professional Development services including workshops around the WNC region and annual Pathways Signature Events.

• Build cohorts of nonprofits to access peer learning and training in selected rural counties. This work includes outreach to individual nonprofit leaders, assessment of capacity building needs, program planning, and coordination.

• Provide outreach and case management for nonprofits that qualify for more in-depth organizational services.

• Participate in Pathways program planning.

• Assist with funder requests and reporting.

• Assist with and facilitate evaluation processes.

Compensation and Scope:

• Contract fee will be commensurate with experience and services provided. Starting range: $50K-55K. Approximately 30/hours per week estimated time commitment.

• Services will be provided on a part-time, independent contractor basis without benefits.

• As Pathways’ fiscal sponsor, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina will be the contracting entity.

WNC Nonprofit Pathways is committed to an ongoing journey of critically examining and improving our systems and programs. Our end goal: Pathways is more diverse, equitable and inclusive as we work to build capacity and strengthen the organizations that are vital to WNC. Like the exceptionally diverse natural ecosystems of Western North Carolina, human and cultural diversity count among our most valuable resources. Strong organizations are diverse, inclusive and equitable; Pathways’ work to strengthen the nonprofit sector is enriched by the contributions of experiences, perspectives, and values of diverse individuals and communities that call WNC home. We recognize that we work in systems that perpetuate inequality and preserve a status quo where too many people are marginalized based on their race, ethnicity, or other identities even as we are trying to improve the lives and wellbeing of our friends, family, and communities. To change these systems and accomplish our mission, we must act with explicit intent and a commitment to change when needed.

As part of our commitment to center equity in our work, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to apply for this role. To apply, send a cover letter expressing interest and a current resume to:

Jeannette Butterworth, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, jeannette@nonprofitpathways.org.

This position is open until filled with applications reviewed on a rolling basis