Menlo Park, CA

Culture, Race, and Equity Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve the most pressing social and environmental problems in the U.S. and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, gender equity and governance, performing arts, and philanthropy. It also makes grants to address inequities and support communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation’s assets are more than $13 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling more than $465 million in 2020. A fourteen-member Board of Directors provides overall direction for the Foundation.

The Foundation’s culture and approach to its work are informed by a set of guiding principles that have been collectively articulated by the staff, board, and the president. The Foundation supports personal and professional development opportunities that reinforce active learning and intellectual rigor and encourage diverse perspectives and experimentation.

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Position Overview

About the Culture, Race and Equity Team

The Culture, Race, and Equity team is at the heart of the Hewlett Foundation’s work to advance racial justice. The team takes a systems approach to achieving the goal of identifying and promoting philanthropic practices within the Hewlett Foundation and in its grantmaking to advance racial justice. The team supports the Foundation’s entire staff in assessing and addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in their work. They also advance racial justice through grantmaking via collaborative grants with other Hewlett programs, direct grants from the team to racial justice organizations, and capacity building grants to strengthen the racial justice field. The Culture, Race, and Equity team’s approach is highly collaborative and rooted in learning and relationships – with fellow Hewlett staff, racial justice leaders, and communities of color themselves.

About the Opportunity

The Culture, Race, and Equity Officer (CRE Officer) will join a new team led by the Chief of Equity and Culture. This position represents a unique opportunity to join a team and foundation that is committed to advancing racial justice and supporting the organizations advancing this work throughout the country. The CRE officer is responsible for collaborative grantmaking with other Hewlett program areas to support racial justice organizations that intersect with the Foundation’s program strategies; manage a portfolio of grants with racial justice organizations, as well as build and sustain relationships with grantee partners and others within the racial justice ecosystem. This person will also work with the Chief Equity and Culture Officer on strategies, learning opportunities, and other internal initiatives that advance the team’s work and promote racial justice within the Foundation.


Ideal Candidate

The Hewlett Foundation seeks individuals who demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to racial justice through their professional work and personal lives. The CRE Officer shares the belief that many important and effective organizations in the racial justice field struggle to find funding, and philanthropic organizations can play a part in solving this problem. This person will be committed to applying their racial justice expertise to supporting funding strategies that support racial justice organizations across the country.

The salary range for this role starts at $185,000. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and the practice of maintaining salary equity within the foundation.

How To Apply

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