Job Requisition Number: 25830. About The Packard Foundation The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach common goals. The Foundation’s goals and how it carries out its work reflects its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. It aims to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how it values diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Organizational Effectiveness (OE) OE aims to increase the effectiveness of grantee leaders, organizations, and networks, enhancing their capacity to achieve their mission. One core belief has driven Organizational Effectiveness since the program began in 1983: Organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, and sound operations. OE funding helps organizations strengthen their fundamentals so they can focus on achieving their missions. The OE program provides funding to current Foundation grantees to help them build core strengths in areas like strategic and business planning, financial management, board and staff leadership, communications, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. OE also makes grants to build these capacities among groups of leaders and cohorts of organizations, so that nonprofit leaders can share knowledge, learn from their peers, and grow their networks. OE works with the Packard Foundation’s program areas in Children, Families, and Communities, Population and Reproductive Health, and Conservation and Science—to identify and assist grantees. To learn more about the OE Program, please visit the OE section of the Packard Foundation's website, and the OE Knowledge Center.
•Work with the OE team to implement capacity building strategies and partnerships with the Foundation’s programs in Children, Families and Communities; Conservation and Science; and Population and Reproductive Health •Conduct research and analysis on topics to inform the grantmaking and strategy development and implementation •Work on special projects such as a year-end narrative review of OE’s grantmaking to share with Foundation programs; cohort work with a group of grantees and multiple funders; diversity, equity and inclusion best practices in foundations; beneficiary feedback to incorporate in grantees’ advocacy work •Assist with strategic planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning activities associated with the OE grantmaking •Assist with grantmaking, including working with grantees to develop proposals, monitor progress and review reports •Interact with the Foundation’s staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies and content experts to complete assigned projects •Engage in both the University and Foundation communities, including attending conferences, forums or workshops that are related to the Program Analyst’s work and professional development•Graduate level education on relevant topics or commensurate experience (this includes a wide range of experiences, from work experience on community organizing to course work on a range of liberal arts or social/political science topics) •Intellectual agility and ability to analyze, conduct research, think critically, and understand economic, social and policy studies •Ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis and provide written reports with recommendations which meet project objectives and timelines •Strong skills and capability of understanding both quantitative and qualitative research •Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous tasks and projects •Strong cultural competence and a commitment to increasing diversity and equity in the nonprofit sector and in capacity building and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture •Interest in the development of leaders, organizations, and networks in the nonprofit sector •Outstanding interpersonal skills •Outstanding written communication skills This is a contract appointment with a duration of 1 year.
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