The Packard Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children, families, and communities—and restoring and protecting our planet. Guided by the principles of our founders, we think big and serve with humility.
Our grantees are making positive change all over the world and in our own backyard. We are known for our work protecting the climate, oceans, and land and for advancing reproductive health and rights. We also work hard to ensure that all children and families have what they need to succeed. Our capacity-building projects help non-profit leaders build more powerful and impactful organizations and movements.
People join the Packard Foundation because they believe in our mission. They stay for the community of talented and thoughtful colleagues who care deeply about making a meaningful impact. Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is central to all our endeavors. We are committed to continually improving our efforts to lift up diverse voices, to advocate for justice and to foster inclusivity -- both within the Foundation and in our grantmaking.
The organization lives the values it supports. Our green headquarters is net zero energy and LEED® Platinum. Our bathrooms are gender neutral. Employees get a full week of paid time each year to volunteer with a non-profit of their choice. The Foundation also has a generous donation matching program for staff.
There is much work to do in the world and our local communities. At the Packard Foundation, we are committed to doing it with the highest levels of integrity, effectiveness and caring.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.packard.org.
The Conservation and Science Program is focused on the challenge of sustainability, finding development paths that meet human needs while protecting and restoring the ecological systems upon which all life depends. We invest in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. Within the Conservation and Science Program, the climate team focuses on strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from deforestation (particularly in Indonesia) and from the use of bioenergy. The climate team also supports work on energy-related emission reductions in the U.S. and China through regranting partners.
The Program Associate is responsible for developing and leading the operations for an important piece of our climate grantmaking and works in partnership with the climate strategy Program Officers, other Foundation staff, and our grantees.
This position reports to the Program Budget Manager and joins a team of passionate individuals committed to developing effective processes and strong, trust-based relationships, to ultimately support the needs of our grantees. This Program Associate role partners closely with the two Program Officers on a day-to-day basis to ensure effective implementation of the climate strategies with the grantee at the center. Initially the role may start remotely, but will require working onsite at the Foundation offices in downtown Los Altos, California once the Foundation offices reopen.
Experience of related cross-functional operations, partnering, and project management experience required.
Passion for conservation, as well as experience in the nonprofit sector, experience in grantmaking processes and familiarity with best practices, either through a foundation or grantee perspective, is desirable but not required.
This is a full-time non-exempt position. Compensation will be commensurate with related work experience and education. Hourly rate range: $33/hour - $41/hour. Our workweek is 37.50 hours per week.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation offers excellent benefits for eligible employees. Current benefits include: medical (HMO and HDHPs), dental and vision coverage; 15% employer contribution to employee retirement plan; life insurance, disability insurance, vacation and sick leave; an adoption benefit; fertility benefit; a financial wellness program; health advocacy services, paid time off to volunteer for nonprofit organizations; matching grants for employee contributions to tax exempt organizations; commute assistance; and tuition assistance.
To apply, go to the Packard Foundation Careers page. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the Packard Foundation’s mission and programs.