Program Analyst, Organizational Effectiveness (OE)

Date Posted: 
Mon, July 12, 2021
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Los Altos, CA
Company Name: 
David and Lucille Packard Foundation
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Application Review Date - The First Review Date for this job is: July 20, 2021

Haas School of Business Overview
UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.

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About the David and Lucile 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 equity and justice. A staff of 130 conducts the day-to-day operations and a Board of Trustees oversees the work of the Foundation. David and Lucile Packard passed on the following core set of values: integrity; respect for all people; belief in individual leadership; commitment to effectiveness; and the capacity to think big. For more information about the David and Lucile Packard Foundation visit:

About the Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Program at the Packard Foundation
At the Packard Foundation, we believe that one of the most powerful ways we can affect pathways to transformational change in our world is by investing our resources in the strengths and capacities of our grantee partners.

Organizational Effectiveness grantmaking and support at the Foundation takes shape in these ways:
• Work directly with grantee partners to create customized projects that provide easy access to training, coaching, assistance in navigating resources, and peer support that support organizational transformation — all designed to achieve deeper mission impact for their organization.
• Bring leaders together in cohorts, providing opportunities to strengthen individual skills, learn together, and build the collaborative relationships that are key to achieving greater impact.
• Work in partnership with program staff at the Foundation to explore opportunities to invest in strong leaders and organizations as part of their core grantmaking efforts, thereby amplifying the impact of their strategies.

To learn more about the OE Program please visit the OE section of the Foundation’s website.

Job Description: 

The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this 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.

The position will support the Foundation’s OE program through participating in grantmaking, strategy, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. This position will take day-to-day direction from one of the Foundation’s OE program officers.

While placed at the Packard Foundation and receiving day-to-day supervision from the program officer there, 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. As the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget to allow the fellow to attend capacity building and philanthropy conferences nationally and locally, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the program analyst’s next desired career goal.

The fellowship begins November 1, 2021 and ends October 31, 2023.

This position is based onsite at The Packard Foundation, Los Altos.

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• Provides analyses for complex budget, financial, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers.
-Conducts yearly review of grants, outcomes and impact and presents results.
-Gathers complex data from experts, literature research and other foundations to inform grant making areas of focus.
-Assesses and recommends financial investments across the OE portfolio.

• Provides strategy development for organizational or research initiative.
-Participates on foundation-wide committees such as on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
-Supports the foundation and OE’s focus on equity and justice
-Works closely with the conservation and science program on individual and cohort grants and initiatives.

• Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization.
-Organizational development is a key program of the foundation, and the Analyst develops funding recommendations for the program and oversees grant
distribution, evaluation and learning.
-Stewards the monitoring and evaluation function.

• Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field. Provides technical guidance and quality assessment.
-Coordinates programs with other funders in joint ventures.
-Coordinates formal external evaluations of programs and investments.

• Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of programs and issues which are complex in nature.
-Leads studies on emerging issues.

• Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, and board materials.
-Writes detailed grant recommendations and executive summaries for presentation to the senior leadership and board of trustees.
-Provides briefings on new areas of interest to senior leadership.

• Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
-Regularly communicates with all members of the OE team.
-Communicates and oversees work with evaluators, consultants, content experts, and related foundations and grantees.

• Travels, potentially internationally, to visit grantees, collect information, gather insights.

• Seeks professional development and training opportunities


Required Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
• Analytical / problem-solving skills.
• Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively, with internal and external constituents.
• Strong writing, editing and graphic visualization skills.
• Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, and team members.
• Commitment to integrate justice and equity into the work and ensure an inclusive organizational culture.
• Proficiency with Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
• Proficiency with Google software including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Gmail.
• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree business, public policy, public health, social work, a social science, education, economics, nonprofit management, law or related area/fields and/or equivalent experience/training.

How to apply: 

Click here to view the job posting on the UC Berkeley site. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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