Quincy, MA

Program Officer, Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Organization

Headquartered in Quincy, MA, our team is comprised of mission-driven professionals who share a commitment to putting youth and communities at the forefront, operating with a racial equity lens, building collaborative relationships, supporting community-driven change, and continuing to learn, adapt, and improve.

For more information on NMEF, please visit www.nmefoundation.org.

Position Overview

The Program Officer will be an important part of a dynamic grantmaking team charged with the design and implementation of new and existing grant funds. Additionally, they will be responsible for a diverse portfolio of grantees whose work and goals they will support. The Program Officer will serve as an internal leader, bringing perspectives and knowledge of current trends around education and racial equity from the field, and as an external representative of NMEF’s mission, vision, and values. Demonstrating our commitment to a collaborative and community-driven approach to working with grantees and stakeholders, they will build relationships rooted in trust, humility, and empathy. They will inform the creation of concept papers; recommend grant programs; manage project timelines, processes, and budgets; and assist in providing technical assistance and evaluation. The Program Officer will work collaboratively across the broader NMEF team to ensure best practices in grantmaking, with a community-centered and racial-equity-focused lens.

How To Apply

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Cassie Scarano, Kirstin Griffiths, and Ariella Pasackow are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please visit https://talent-profile.koyapartners.com/search/3995. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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