Established in 1982, Meyer Memorial Trust is one of the largest private foundations in Oregon, with assets of roughly $728 million in December. Over its lifetime, Meyer has awarded grants and program related investments to more than 3,200 organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Meyer has recently shifted focus from general grantmaking to philanthropy focused in four areas aimed at making Oregon a more equitable and flourishing state: housing, the environment, community and education. Through those four portfolios, and ongoing initiatives centered on affordable housing, the Willamette River, and education policy, research and engagement via the Chalkboard Project, Meyer’s strategic focus is clear: to dismantle barriers to equity and improve community conditions so all Oregonians can reach their full potential.
The Equitable Education Program Officer will be a dynamic, engaged contributor to the overall efforts of Meyer, working to develop and implement new approaches to promote equity in the education sector. Meyer’s Equitable Education portfolio focuses on disparities in the education system in Oregon, working within the context of early childhood, public K-12, higher education and workforce training, identifying and advocating for policy approaches and solutions to promote equity in both opportunities and outcomes. The Equitable Education portfolio also engages the nonprofit voice in education, especially around advocacy for communities in which disparities are most pronounced, particularly around systems change, community voice and innovative programs.
The Meyer Memorial Trust has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/MMT_EEPO_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions.
No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.