New Orleans, LA

Program Officer, Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Organization

At the Greater New Orleans Foundation, we look to create a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community in which individuals and families flourish and the special character of our region is preserved, celebrated, and supported.

Recognizing that New Orleans is more than a city—it is an interconnected region—we serve the surrounding parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington.

Like other community foundations, the Greater New Orleans Foundation serves both donors and recipients–linking philanthropists with the needs and aspirations of the greater community. We pull together people, ideas, and resources; we serve as a champion of civil society and civil solutions; and we help the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders and organizations.

Position Overview

The Program Officer will report to the Senior Program Officer under the supervision and guidance of the Vice President for Programs to support the Foundation’s grantmaking and non-grantmaking work. While most of this non-grantmaking work will originate from and/or be housed in the Foundation’s Program Department, the Program Officer might also be asked to support special projects and initiatives in other Foundation departments. Specific responsibilities will vary from project to project.

Required Qualifications
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Capacity to think strategically
• Familiarity with the region and its nonprofit organizations (the Foundation is open to candidates from outside the region)
• Experience in non-profit leadership and/or program management
• Honesty, integrity, professionalism, and compassion for diverse communities
• Strong work ethic, a positive attitude, a dedication to quality and accuracy
• An ability to work well with co-workers in a team approach, especially in a small office
• Self-starter, with an ability to fulfill job requirements with minimal supervision
• Ability to work with diverse populations and points of view
• Flexibility in dealing with changing demands
• Ability to analyze budgets, financial statements, balance sheets a plus
• Ability to design and implement programs

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of five years of experience working in or with the nonprofit or philanthropic sector.
• Prior grantmaking experience a plus, but not necessary.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email or mail a hard copy of the following:
1. a cover letter;
2. a resume;
3. a recent salary history; and
4. three (3) references

To: Sandra Lilly
Greater New Orleans Foundation, Suite 100
1055 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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