Career Opportunities

Based in Santa Rosa, CA, CFSC has, for the last 35 years, leveraged its local knowledge and love of place to bring together community-minded donors and diverse nonprofit grantees to catalyze change in health and human services, emergency response, education, environment, arts and culture, and animal welfare. In 2018, CFSC held assets at $178 million, received contributions totaling $18.3 million, and awarded $13.5 million in grants to the community. CFSC is today recognized as the only Sonoma County organization poised to both harness the generosity of those who have been fortunate enough to have philanthropic resources, and to serve as their partners in making catalytic charitable investments.

Current Openings:


  • Controller

    We are seeking a Controller to report to the VP for Finance and Operations and work within a FinOps team to Lead the day-to-day finance and accounting activities, financial reporting and internal controls for the Foundation. This position also includes key payroll and employee benefit-related responsibilities of the Foundation.

  • Vice President, Philanthropic Planning

    In this period of extraordinary growth, this is an opportunity to lead work that really matters with a staff that genuinely cares; to have a seat at the table in a generous community that takes note of, appreciates and fuels your work; to support a community in need and to see the fruits of your labors daily in the news. Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President, Philanthropic Planning (VP) will form an integral part of the executive team at CFSC, and in turn lead a team of six passionate, high performing colleagues in executing CFSC’s business plan and delivering on its growth goals.

    The VP will draw on expertise in individual giving to lead an enterprise development operation, implement CFSC’s new impact-focused business plan, and drive significant growth of philanthropic revenue. The VP will serve as a key ambassador for CFSC in Sonoma County, developing and stewarding relationships that help donors find meaning, within a context of both deep community service orientation and quickly changing demographics.

  • Program Officer

    A primary liaison between CFSC and its surrounding community, the Program Officer (one of two at the organization) will play a key role in supporting CFSC’s transition to an impact-focused model of grantmaking. Externally, the Program Officer will serve as the front line for CFSC’s Community Impact Department. He/she/they will forge and steward relationships with current and prospective nonprofit grantees throughout the community to increase CFSC’s visibility and champion the county’s most critical causes. Internally, the Program Officer will manage the full life cycle of grantmaking, including due diligence, approval and denial recommendations, and evaluation and reporting.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation. As an equal opportunity employer, CFSC is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, differently-abled people, and LGBT persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Culture and Values

  • We know that in order to create a fair and just community, some may need more to achieve the same.
  • We embrace our differences and our common bond.
  • We cultivate leaders, supporting them to advocate for their communities and empowering them to create change.
  • We promise to tackle tough issues with compassion and courage, choosing humbly to take a step forward instead of resting in the comfort of where we are.

The Foundation Provides

  • Competitive salary
  • Retirement savings plan, including employer contributions
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage, including medical, dental, vision, and life
  • Generous time-off benefits, including holiday, vacation, and sick days
  • Employee assistance and referral programs