Laura Heintzelman
President & CEO
(231) 723-7269

Join Our Team

We Are Hiring!

Position Overview

The Manistee County Community Foundation (MCCF) is seeking an outstanding communicator and strategic thinker to join our team as one of our Program Officers. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and impactful philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Manistee County today and for future generations. The Program Officer will support the grantmaking programs and strategic initiatives of the MCCF by working to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate assigned programs of grantmaking and community leadership. Refer to the Position Description for additional information.

Organizational Background

The MCCF was established in 1987 by a group of community leaders who envisioned a bright future for Manistee County and created the Foundation as a vehicle to connect philanthropy with community needs and opportunities. Over the past several years, MCCF has experienced an exciting period of rapid growth and change and is now positioned to serve the community at a new level. MCCF leadership includes a dedicated and engaged Board of Directors and the organization is staffed by a strong professional team of five employees. Today the MCCF administers more than 100 funds with total assets exceeding $35 million and awards grants and scholarships totaling more than $1 million annually. MCCF is one of 65 community foundations in Michigan and one of more than 1,000 community foundations across the U.S. and is a member of the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Compensation and Benefits

MCCF offers a competitive base salary (starting range of $45,000 - $55,000/year, depending on experience and qualifications), healthcare stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, professional development opportunities, and a retirement plan with employer match. An Employee Handbook is available upon request.

Workplace Environment

MCCF recently relocated its offices to a contemporary, riverfront suite in downtown Manistee within the West Shore Community College Manistee Downtown Education Center, a recently renovated collaborative education center and office building. Our offices feature inspiring riverfront views, an open office environment, collaborative workspaces, private meeting rooms, a conference room, and access to an outdoor terrace and Riverwalk. Additional meeting spaces and classrooms within the building are available by reservation. MCCF makes a strong commitment to employee health and wellbeing including COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols.

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Application Process

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Only emailed applications will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MCCF is an equal opportunity employer. To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy to offer equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, height, weight, and/or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Further, Foundation complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy governs all aspects, terms, and conditions of employment, including selection, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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