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Program Manager The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)

Company Name

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Company City

Menlo Park

Company State


Job Location

Menlo Park, CA

Company Information

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, it has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, and strengthen Bay Area communities. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity. Our newest program focuses on strengthening U.S. democracy. In 2020, the foundation announced a new grantmaking commitment focused on racial justice. The Hewlett Foundation’s assets are more than $10 billion with annual awards of grants totaling more than $450 million. More information about the Hewlett Foundation is available at:

Job Description

The Program Manager will be a new role within the Gender Equity and Governance (GEG) Program and will provide cross-cutting programmatic and administrative support to the Program Director in partnership with the Executive Assistant. She/he/they will be a key partner for the Program Director in program and team management, internal and external communications, and ensuring the team continues to be high functioning and with a positive culture. Program-side coordination will include support across the five GEG strategies, assisting with grant making and management, coordinating program associates, planning annual program retreats and monthly team meetings, leading projects to strengthen team culture, and other program-wide activities. The Program Manager will serve as a GEG Program resource and key partner to the Director, providing information as needed to colleagues, particularly around the Director’s priorities and commitments; and providing coordination and back-up support as needed for program associate staff. The position also involves administrative duties such as meeting preparation and follow-up, and other operation needs. She/he/they along with the Program Director and Executive Assistant, will provide the programmatic and administrative glue for GEG, helping to manage the administration of the team, working in concert with the program officers and program associates.

Job Qualifications

Required skills and knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s or associate degree preferred. Five to seven years work (or equivalent) experience required.
  • Prior experience in program management with a preference for experience in a grantmaking organization.
  • Excellent project management skills with an ability to quickly learn and understand new processes.
  • Familiarity with concepts like gender, governance, social justice, equity, an asset.
  • Flexibility to work well in teams, including shared responsibilities, and to work independently.
  • Proven organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and a proactive work style.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite with excellent Excel skills; proficiency in Salesforce a plus.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently, effectively managing shifting priorities and time-sensitive projects to meet deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor, especially with outside parties, including high-level executives. Ability to respond thoughtfully, promptly, and respectfully to various audiences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of people.
  • Excellent research and writing skills, including through internet.
  • Sense of humor is a plus.

How to Apply

Please apply online and submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position to the attention of Human Resources.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation embraces the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally, in our hiring process and organizational culture, and externally, in our grantmaking and related practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

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