Menlo Park, CA

Grants Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, gender equity and governance, performing arts, and philanthropy, and it makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Foundation’s assets are more than $9 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling more than $400 million.  A fourteen-member Board of Directors provides overall direction for the Foundation.

Position Overview
The Grantmaking, Learning, and Operations (GLO) team focuses on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of, and learning from, grantmaking at the Hewlett Foundation. This position represents a unique opportunity to join one of the sector’s most innovative grants management team structures, bringing together Grants Management and Organizational Learning.

Grants Officers in the Hewlett Foundation are respected resources, thought partners, and project leads. They partner with program teams and collaborate closely across administrative functions to facilitate the grantmaking process and achieve foundation goals. They also engage across the Foundation by leading cross-organization projects, committees and initiatives, and engage at all levels in the organization. From developing tools and processes, to implementing systems and advancing best practices, the Grants Officer plays a pivotal role in all grantmaking activities and has a valued voice in all aspects of the Foundation’s work.

The ideal candidate will be a top-notch project manager and problem solver with a consultative approach to working with and across teams. This role requires individuals who can balance strong attention to detail with a relationship-focused approach to working with people. While prior grants management experience is not required, the team is seeking professionals who are adept at strategic thinking and bring a systems and data mindset to their work.

The position is based in Menlo Park, CA and the salary range starts at $130,738.

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