Philanthropy Fellow / Program Analyst (Organizational Effectiveness)

Date Posted: 
Fri, March 09, 2018
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David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA
Company Name: 
Haas School of Business
Company Information: 

Berkeley-Haas offers a unique opportunity to launch an impact-focused career in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The shared vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy by providing next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic leaders and work with a grantmaking team impacting diverse issues and populations.

Organization Description
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (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 Conservation and Science Program invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being.

Job Description: 

Organizational Effectiveness and Directed Grantmaking (OEDG) Program
We aim to increase the effectiveness of grantee leaders, organizations, and networks, enhancing their capacity to achieve their mission.

One core belief has driven Organizational Effectiveness and Directed Grantmaking since David Packard began the Management Assistance program in 1983: Organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, and sound operations. Ignore these fundamentals and risk failure.

OEDG program funding helps organizations strengthen their fundamentals so they can focus on achieving their missions. Our program funds current Foundation grantees to help them build core strengths in areas like strategic and business planning, financial management, board and executive leadership, and communications. We also make grants to build these capacities among groups of leaders and cohorts of grantees, through initiatives called Partnership Projects —so that nonprofit leaders can share knowledge, learn from their peers, and grow their networks.

Primary Job Responsibilities
Work with OEDG staff to conduct research and analysis on topics relevant to the program
Provide written reports and oral presentations to OEDG team, other Foundation staff and trustees, grantees, and/or funding partners
Interact with Foundation staff, grantees, funding partners, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects


Required Qualifications
Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both orally and in writing
Solid ability to multi‐task within demanding timeframes
Working skills to analyze large amounts of data with strong attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports and presentations that meet project objectives and timelines
Demonstrated strong initiative, self‐motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous projects in diverse topics
Knowledge of and experience with the operation and management of nonprofits
Proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
Professional and responsive demeanor: efficient, knowledgeable, tactful
Customer service orientation
Preferred Qualifications
Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields with an emphasis on nonprofit management, organizational development and leadership development
Past experience as a consultant a plus

How to apply: 

Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Apply online at the UC Berkeley Jobs website (, Job ID #24647. Please upload a cover letter and resume together as one file when applying.
For more information visit: Other Information This is a 12 month contract position. It is classified by the university as a Project/Policy Analyst 2.

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