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  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: Will be competitive and dependent upon earnings history, skills and qualifications
  • Organization Type: Religion

Light a Single Candle Foundation

Light a Single Candle Foundation

17050 Baxter road Suite 125
Chesterfield, MO. 63005
Program Associate / Officer

Position: Program Associate / Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Salaried full-time 40 hours per week

Program Review & Measurement
 Coordinate the review and evaluation of the recent body of work of the Foundation
 Draw conclusions from our outcomes that will lead us to more effective outcomes and to better    project selection
 Work closely with Executive Director and President to establish an internal foundation measurement of its program effectiveness
 Assist in the research and completion of project work for the foundation as needed

Grants & Administration
 Assist in the execution of the quarterly grants cycle and preparation of grants for Board review
 Receive foundation inquiries, qualify prospective applicants, conduct inquiry interviews and engage in potential grantee communications
 Assist LASC staff and 3rd party consultant in the content, development, and maintenance of the foundation website
 Work closely with the Executive Director and Administrative Manager in the implementation and maintenance of the Grants management software and Grants Activities spreadsheet
 Participate and assist as needed in preparation for quarterly Board of Directors meetings

Partner Relationship Development
 Work closely with the President, Executive Director and the St. Louis Director in facilitating Foundation Partnerships
 Assist in new Partner identification and Manage & Grow specific partner relationships
 Participate in International and St. Louis, USA site visits with Foundation staff and leadership
 Assist in the growth of the foundation to the full potential of its plan

Selected Role Expectations
 Primary daily office will be in Chesterfield, (St. Louis area) Missouri USA. Schedule may include remote work from home in conjunction with office schedule.
 Capacity and willingness to travel Internationally 3-4 times annually for Partner trips and Program site visits is required
 Will become one of 4 team members in 2020 and staff will likely continue to grow over time.
 Assist the President of the foundation and the St. Louis Director as requested and perform additional duties as necessary

 Embraces a service model of empowerment, accountability, partnership, measurement, sustainability, and hope in executing the work of philanthropy
 3-5y professional experience in human services, philanthropy or international program development is preferred
 A second language skill to English is preferred; Spanish or Creole most helpful
 Bachelor’s degree required
 Highly organized, excellent attention to detail, and professional skills are required
 Prior experience working at a high level of confidentiality is preferred
 Selection will be dependent upon applicant skills, interest, and qualifications
 Demonstrated competence with a variety of technology tools is required.

Personal Characteristics
 Experience and compassion in service with / for the poor
 Self-motivated, works well independently, and desires to participate in creating a positive team environment
 Excellent verbal, written, and follow-up skills
 Strong and professional work ethic, flexible, and adaptive to change
 Enjoys networking and identifying solutions in response to challenges
 Can manage and succeed in providing support to multiple projects & partners simultaneously
 Enjoys a small team environment and values playing a key role in the development of the organization to its full potential

Wage and Benefits
 Will be competitive and dependent upon earnings history, skills and qualifications
 Paid vacation and holidays, health insurance, and retirement plan benefits included

About Light a Single Candle Foundation
 Light a Single Candle Foundation was founded in 2002 and its focus is poverty relief, food security, income development and sustainable community transformation initiatives. 42 projects were funded through our community partners in 2018 and 53 in 2019. We will grow again in 2020. Internationally we work in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. In the USA we serve in St. Louis MO. The work of the foundation continues to evolve as we learn, with increasing focus on a more wholistic community development model.

Applicants please send cover letter and resume to

We hope to have an offer extended and accepted by February 28th or sooner.