|Job Title||SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER EDUCATION|
|Posting Date||February 26th, 2013|
ABOUT THE STUART FOUNDATION
The Stuart Foundation is a private family foundation based in San Francisco.
The Foundation invests financial resources and staff time in a coordinated set of programs, activities, research, and policy analysis to improve opportunities for children and youth to become self-reliant, responsible, and contributing members of their communities.
The Foundation works toward the development of effective education and child welfare systems in California and Washington so that all levels of the systems have the capacity to provide opportunities for all students to be engaged, learn and achieve in school and develop the skills, knowledge and ability to be successful in further education or career choices. The Foundation supports programs and practices as demonstrations for system-wide dissemination that will inform policy. The Foundation supports selected school districts and systems of schools that provide comprehensive and integrated educational and developmental opportunities for young people and that consciously apply youth development principles in their work.
The Foundation’s work to improve systems in support of children and young people is intended to result in positive impact for all children and youth. The Foundation also recognizes that there are many children and young people who face much more challenging circumstances and who do not have families with the capacity to meet their developmental and educational needs. Therefore, the Foundation specifically directs significant resources, energy and staff to provide support to those in the child welfare system and may identify other populations for concentrated effort in the future, particularly those who may be most likely to benefit from additional support.
The Foundation has an asset base of $450 million, a staff of 23, and makes charitable expenditures of approximately $23 million per year for the benefit of children and youth in the states of California and Washington.
The Senior Program Officer is a member of the Education Team and is responsible for developing systems to monitor and report on progress toward program objectives and strategy; leading evaluation of selected areas of the Education program work; and analyzing and overseeing research on education issues. The Senior Program Officer is also responsible for identifying and recommending a set of investments to further the program goals. The Senior Program Officer reports to the President and works closely with another Senior Program Officer and other staff.
EVALUATION OF IMPACT & USE OF RESOURCES
? Leads the development of program impact measures and the periodic assessment, implementation, continuous development, and analysis of progress toward the goals and outcomes of the Foundation’s strategy.
IMPLEMENTATION & DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAM STRATEGY
The implementation of the Foundation’s strategy depends on the planning and execution of the coordinated set of activities, investments and staff involvement with a range of partners working on several aspects of common issues. The Senior Program Officers, under the direction of the President, are responsible for the development and management of the full scope of the strategic elements, including investments, partnerships, convenings, advisory councils, public policy elements and strategic communications.
? Works with Education Program team to implement program strategy and recommend further development of selected elements of the strategy.
CONVENINGS, ADVISORY COUNCILS & COLLABORATIONS
? Develops and maintains relationships with key decision makers and public education stakeholders at the local, regional, statewide, and national level to keep abreast of opportunities for Foundation investments to inform improved policies and practices.
DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT OF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO
? Develops recommendations for a cohesive set of investments to organizations, government agencies, and public school districts that, in conjunction with other activities, are designed to collectively lead to improvements in the education systems at the district and state level.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS
? Contributes to the program’s knowledge management system to document, preserve and catalogue knowledge of staff, reports produced with invested funds, evaluations of Foundation projects and initiatives, and other reports created by program staff to inform the Foundation’s future program work and for external audiences.
SUPPORTING BOARD DECISION-MAKING & LEARNING
? Effectively communicates program goals and implementation plans to the Board, both in writing and in presentations; clearly articulates strategy and funding rationale; contributes to annual year-in-review report; presents reports and analysis of program progress.
? Supervises selected project managers and/or consultants in the Education program. ? Provides ongoing feedback regarding job performance and timely written performance appraisals in accordance with Foundation procedures.
? Contributes to the development of a supportive and collaborative work environment through active participation in internal collaborations, teams and activities.
? Seven or more years of professional experience working to improve public education.
The Stuart Foundation provides a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and an excellent benefits package.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to David Barlow, Chief Financial Officer at: Job200@stuartfoundation.org
The position is now open. Review of applications will begin with resumes received by Wednesday, February 20, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
The Stuart Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Foundation policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, military service, legally protected medical condition or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.
|Location||San Francisco, CA|