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Career Opportunities
A career at The Columbus Foundation means working to help make a difference in the lives of others through charitable giving. It also means joining a team of people who are passionate about our work.
Working At The Columbus Foundation
About Us &
Our Mission

As one of the top 10 largest community foundations in the United States, The Columbus Foundation serves nearly 3,000 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible.


Our mission is to assist donors and others in strengthening and improving the community for the benefit of all its residents.

Comprehensive And
Competitive Benefits

The Columbus Foundation offers a number of incredible benefits to employees, including:

  • Health Coverage

  • Vacation and Paid Time Off

  • Sick Leave

  • 401(k) Employer Contribution

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Parental Leave

  • Matching Gift Policy

How To

The Columbus Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


Please follow the instructions to apply as stated on each job description. You may be asked to submit a resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements to Pam Straker, Director of Human Resources, via email at

Community Research and Grants Management
Director, Education Grantmaking

The Community Research and Grants Management (CRGM) team plays a unique role in convening community discussions around areas of need and participating in community initiatives and partnerships to address these needs. Furthermore, the department works diligently to deploy charitable capital to central Ohio, in addition to engaging with and educating donors on the most pressing needs where their philanthropy will be well invested for positive social returns.

Finance and Administration
Director of Finance and Accounting

We are seeking a motivated accounting and financial professional to join our team. There are over 30 legal and affiliated entities within the Foundation’s operation and this role will oversee and lead many finance, accounting, tax, and financial reporting aspects for many of these affiliated organizations within The Columbus Foundation.