Los Altos, CA

Program Research Analyst, David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

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. Our Foundation’s goals and how we carry out our work reflects our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We aim to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how we value diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Overview

The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this unique two-year fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations in the Conservation & Science – Climate 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 non-profit sector. The goals of the fellowship are to 1) introduce recent graduates to philanthropy and the role of NGOs to strengthen their impact in a future career and 2) introduce the Foundation to fresh ideas, new skills, and diverse perspectives.

The position will support the Foundation’s grantmaking, strategic planning, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Climate Subprogram. This position will take day-to-day direction from one of the Foundation’s Climate 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 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 climate 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.

How To Apply

We are seeking someone with strong analytical and strategic skills combined with the collaborative skills to work across Foundation teams and with partner organizations. You should consider applying if you desire a position to help further your career in environmental and conservation issues within the non-profit, private or academic sectors.

Go to https://jobs.berkeley.edu/, click on External Applicants, enter job ID: 24613 in the Basic Job Search Keywords search bar, you should then see “Program Research Analyst 2 (7397U) #24613,” click the link to review the job description. To apply you will need to register and create and account with UC Berkeley Jobs.

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