The Senior Program Associate reports to the Chief Program Officer and is a full-time professional position at the Foundation. The Senior Program Associate will work with other Foundation staff, helping to craft and implement investment strategies that can advance the Foundation’s desired results within its four priority areas and help advance its capacity building objectives related to leadership development and using data to drive results.
Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal Senior Program Associate candidate will be someone who is well-grounded in research and practice and demonstrates a fundamental understanding of the array of factors that lead to positive outcomes in one or more of the Foundation’s identified priority areas. He or she will demonstrate an expertise in one or more of the Foundation’s priority areas and be comfortable advancing strategies that are comprehensive and preventative. The Senior Program Associate will be a skilled collaborator who can advance cross-sector approaches to tough problems, and is someone who can work successfully with other partners to leverage public and private support. They will also have experience providing technical assistance to help build or enhance grantee capacity, be skilled in using data to drive decision-making, and be comfortable taking a results-orientation in their work. Finally, the Senior Program Associate will be someone with a working knowledge of policy issues associated with the Foundation’s work.
As importantly, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the success of the Foundation’s mission and goals versus individual accomplishment. They will be willing to work as part of a larger team to support all of the Foundation’s priorities and will work closely with grantees to achieve these designated goals. They will also show a commitment to the values and principles of the Foundation and be able to demonstrate that commitment in their work. Finally, given the developmental nature of the Foundation’s work, the ideal candidate will be someone who is flexible in their work style and comfortable with the complexity and ambiguity that are sometimes associated with a growing organization.
Starting salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. A strong benefit package will be provided as well.
How To Apply:
To apply, please submit all of the following: a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 27, 2018.
The John T. Gorman Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.