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Philanthropy and support of all non-profits in Southern Illinois is our mission and passion. The Southern Illinois Community Foundation (SICF) is a regional 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing philanthropic services to donors and non-profit agencies with permanent and non-permanent assets in the 17 southernmost counties of Illinois.  All assets are managed for the long-term benefit of Southern Illinois.

SICF is seeking to fill a position for a Program Assistant/Associate.  This individual will provide general support to SICF, donors and the program areas to which they are assigned.  This position requires a strong knowledge or willingness to learn about the non-profit community, excellent organizational, analytical and evaluation skills as well as outstanding customer service skills.


This is expected to be a part-time position with the potential to be a full-time position.  SICF is looking for candidates who are organized, flexible and creative.  Professional presence and relationship building skills are essential.  The candidates must be able to effectively interact with a variety of people across Southern Illinois.  SICF maintains an open culture of teamwork, creativity, dedication and respect.



An associate or bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of non-profit or public sector experience is preferred.  Experience in community development, grant writing or grantmaking, project management and managing tasks is preferred.  Accounting and QuickBooks experience preferred.


This position offers competitive pay, flexible work schedule, very supportive work-life balance, paid vacation and 12 paid holidays.  SICF does not currently offer health insurance or retirement benefits.

How to Apply

To apply for the Program Assistant/Associate position, please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by August 14, 2020 to Byram Fager, CEO of Southern Illinois Community Foundation at or by mail to PO Box 1772, Marion, IL 62959. For more information or questions, please contact Byram at 618-997-3700.

Southern Illinois Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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