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Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers seeks Learning And Engagement Consultant

Organization:Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

Date Posted:2/12/2018



Country:United States

Primary Category:Nonprofit Job Opportunities

Salary:$55.00 hourly

Type of Position:Part-Time

Education Requirement:Bachelor's

Experience Requirement:1-2 years

Description & Details

This is a part-time consulting position at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, a statewide nonprofit association of private and community foundations, corporations, donor advised funds, giving circles and public charities. The Association’s mission is to maximize the impact of giving on community life through a growing network of diverse, informed and effective philanthropists.


The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers envisions philanthropy in Maryland as an integral force in tackling the region’s most pressing problems through partnership with government, business and nonprofit decision-makers. The Association is a catalyst for those partnerships by growing leaders in the philanthropic community; engaging diverse and emerging groups in philanthropy; cultivating a new generation of trustees, donors, and professional staff; and encouraging efficient and ethical philanthropic practices. As a membership association, the top priority is helping to fulfill the philanthropic aspirations of all members through peer networking, high quality training and education, technical assistance and research.


The position is responsible for supporting opportunities for members to address critical issues and improve community conditions. The position does this by assisting ABAG staff with activities around member learning, action and investment in community issues and through collaborative efforts; networking opportunities for Association members and leaders in the broader community; and communications related to learning and engagement activities.

Reports to: Director of Learning and Engagement


The following responsibilities are descriptive of current policies, practices and programs. The role of the Learning and Engagement Consultant may change pursuant to directives of the President and the Board of Directors.

Supports all activities related to the planning and implementation of educational programming on community issues, member discussions, skill-building workshops and special events.

This includes, but is not limited to logistics, agenda development, speaker preparation, materials and follow-up.

Manages communications to leverage programming with members

Responsible for drafting Program Summaries and compiling materials and for re-purposing content to amplify key issues and messages to the Association

Maintains an organized and updated library of program summaries and materials as well as related publications

Compiles bi-weekly Program Email and monthly Philanthropy News Online Newsletter

Utilizes the Association’s current communication vehicles to amplify program-related news, articles and events

Assists core staff with funder groups such as Rising Leaders and MCFA, as needed

Provide group and individual technical assistance to funders as requested;

Represents the Association at meetings and events, as needed

Provide support for organization-wide events, as needed.


Good sense of humor essential

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent listening skills

Excellent analytical and research skills

Curiosity and entrepreneurial thinking

Ability to work cooperatively and foster team spirit

Ability to respect a variety of opinions and maintain neutrality

Ability to manage several projects at once, pay close attention to details and follow-through

Capacity to work well with tight deadlines, independence, flexibility and minimal supervision

Knowledge and experience planning meetings, workshops and seminars

Values racial equity as an organizational operating principle and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity and inclusion

Experience with using an array of communication and database technologies

Knowledge and experience managing and motivating volunteers


Experience with meeting facilitation

Experience with using technology to promote interaction collaboration and interchange


B.A. or B.S. degree

Minimum 2 years of experience in an office setting, preferably involving one or more of the following: customer service, program coordination, marketing and communications strongly preferred

Experience in a philanthropic or membership organization a plus

Computer literate in a PC environment with experience using CRM systems a plus

Position Type

This is a part-time, contractual position through the end of 2018.


$55 per hour, 15-20 hours/week

How to Apply / Contact

Please click here to complete the Application Form. All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples.

ABAG is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.

Employer Name:
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Job Title:
Learning And Engagement Consultant

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