Employment & Volunteering

Employment

We are committed to building, learning and making ourselves better from a workplace culture free of discrimination against any employee, volunteer, grantee or donor because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, size, religious affiliation, immigration status, genetic make-up, military/veteran status, domestic violence victim/survivor status, pregnancy-related condition, prior arrest or conviction record, or past participation in the discrimination complaint process.

Community Foundation offers benefits including paid holidays, retirement match, and health insurance options. Hybrid work arrangements offering options for virtual and onsite work are permitted. We are a living wage employer, and an affiliate of the Diversity Consortium in Tompkins County.

 

Volunteering

“I’ve been a member of the Library Grant Cycle Review Team for multiple years. I continue to be energized by the Community Foundation’s approach to community-based decision making. My experience of working with a team of volunteers who expressed a deep concern for the Tompkins County community and the challenges that local libraries face in serving youth was refreshing. While we had differences of opinion, they were expressed in a respectful manner and everyone was heard. It’s great to be a part of a process that continues to result in wonderful things for the community. The Community Foundation succeeds in creating an inclusive, respectful environment that ultimately results in better decisions and better results for the people served by its grantmaking. It’s a great representation of our community and one of the many reasons I love Tompkins County.”  Review Team Member, March 2016

The Community Foundation achieves its mission and serves Tompkins County thanks to the generous contribution of volunteers’ time and expertise. Volunteers work within the context of the Community Foundation’s Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures. Of particular importance are the Council of Foundations’ National Standards and the Community Foundation’s Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality policies. Please refer to these documents on the Policies page.

Contact Chief Executive Officer, George Ferrari, at gferrari@cftompkins.org,  to schedule a meeting to explore volunteer opportunities. Or review the 2022 Committees and Responsibilities information and complete the Volunteer Information Form returning it to info@cftompkins.org to pursue any volunteer opportunity. Thank you.

Serving on our Board of Directors

The Community Foundation seeks individuals to be considered as candidates for the Board of Directors. Please refer to the Community Foundation Board Member Service Agreement and the Questionnaire Potential Board Members 2023-2025. Contact Chief Executive Officer, George Ferrari, at gferrari@cftompkins.org,  to schedule a meeting to explore board services and other volunteer opportunities. Or review the 2022 Committees and Responsibilities information and complete the Volunteer Information Form returning it to info@cftompkins.org to pursue any volunteer opportunity. Thank you.

2022 Community Foundation Board of Directors

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Event Task Forces
  • Board Committees: Community Impact, Development, Financial Administration, Nominating & Governance, Philanthropic Services & Community Relations
  • Advisory committees for Field of Interest funds
    • Women’s Fund
  • Office and reception support or tasks
  • Social media ambassadors
  • Grant Cycle Review Team members

Internships

The Community Foundation seeks individuals for internship placements. Recent News Spring 2020: Interns and Johnson Board Fellows Bring Energy and New Ideas.  Please contact Chief Executive Officer, George Ferrari, at gferrari@cftompkins.org, to schedule a meeting to explore internship opportunities.

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