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Program Analyst, Ocean & Global Climate Initiatives (The David & Lucile Packard Foundation)

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The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Company City

Los Altos

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About Berkeley
The employer is the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff. The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

About the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is where the Program Analyst will work. The Packard Foundation was established in 1964. David and Lucile Packard believed that along with universities, national institutions, community groups, youth agencies, family planning centers, and hospitals, foundations constitute a great American tradition that complements government efforts to focus on society’s needs. The foundation’s mission is to work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. Through a recent strategic planning process, the foundation identified three overarching, interdependent goals to guide the Foundation’s work: Protect and Restore Our Natural World, Invest in Families and Communities, and Build Just Societies.

About the Ocean Initiative
The Ocean Initiative focuses on developing and implementing solutions that protect and restore ocean habitats and communities, achieve equitable and sustainable fisheries, end illegal fishing and human and worker rights abuses in seafood supply chains, and harness ocean-based climate solutions.

About the Global Climate Initiative
The Global Climate Initiative focuses on making standing forests more valuable than cut forests, changing national policies so that they result in forest protection, and supporting communities that are trying to keep their forests standing – all while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation.

About the Partnership
The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this unique fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic and nonprofit leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations in the Environment & Science program.

The vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy and civil society by providing recent graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds a professional-level introduction to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. The goals of the fellowship are to 1) introduce recent graduates to philanthropy and the role of nonprofits to strengthen their impact in a future career and 2) introduce the Foundation to fresh ideas, new skills, and diverse perspectives. The fellow will join a cohort of five other fellows at the Foundation working on environment & science, families and communities, reproductive health, civil society and leadership, and racial justice. There will be quarterly activities for the cohort of fellows.

The position will support the Ocean and Climate initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation and learning, research, strategic planning, and grantmaking. This position will take day-to-day direction from the Ocean Director in close collaboration with the Global Climate initiative staff.

While placed at the Packard Foundation and receiving day-to-day supervision from the Ocean initiative Director, the fellow will also enjoy full support from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business’ Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Berkeley supervisor will provide context for the foundation world, access to resources for fellowship success, and personal coaching and supervision for the fellow. Since the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget for the fellow to attend reproductive health and philanthropy conferences, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the fellow’s next career goal. More information about present Research Analysts placed at the Packard Foundation is available here.

Job Description

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work with the Foundation’s Ocean and Climate teams on a range of activities, including conducting research and analysis on topics that can inform grant making and strategy development, and contribute to the Foundation’s understanding of its strategies and impact.
  • Manage the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities, in collaboration with Foundation program and evaluation staff as well as external consultants, including compiling grantee and field-level data aligned with the initiatives’ monitoring plans.
  • Provide support to the Ocean and Climate teams, including preparation of materials and agendas for program meetings, grantee meetings, and field convenings; participation in grantee meetings and site visits, preparation of meeting summaries, and management of follow-up actions stemming from those meetings
  • Contribute to grant portfolio reviews on an annual basis, compiling information across grantees to create consumable documents for Foundation leadership, Board, and staff.
  • Monitor and track progress on the Ocean initiative’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion plan.
  • Interact with the grantees, funding partners, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects; represent the Foundation on Evaluation Advisory committees ( HRSRP, IUU Import Control Rules, Shorebirds Assessment, Agriculture Livelihoods & Conservation Evaluation), in funders collaboratives, at conference & events
  • Engage in both university and Foundation communities and professional development opportunities related to the PA’s work

Salary & Benefits

This is a 3 year, 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $90,000.00. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in policy, business, environment and related sciences.
  • Demonstrated strong research, analysis and evaluation skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to structure analyze, synthesize, and deliver reports that clearly explain complex topics in accessible ways
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Demonstrated persuasive and respectful presentation skills to be used with internal leadership, external partners, and people from the communities we are working to reach
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a portfolio of multiple projects
  • Strong commitment to increase diversity in the environmental movement and in our own work, integrating justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture
  • Willingness to travel

How to Apply

At, please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application. The job title is Philanthropy Fellow – Oceans and Climate, Haas School of Business. External candidates, click here to apply. Please be sure to submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Position will remain open until filled.

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