San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Grants Officer, The 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, global development and population, 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.

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Position Overview

Grants Officers in the Hewlett Foundation model are respected resources, thought partners, and catalysts for innovation. Grants Officers 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 motivated by a passion for the Hewlett Foundation’s work and a drive for continuous learning and improvement. S/he will be a project manager, consultant, analyst and problem solver with exacting standards and an eye towards creativity and innovation. This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.

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Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Candidates should have a minimum of 7 years of professional work experience. Some knowledge or background in nonprofits, grantmaking, or management/systems consulting environments is an advantage.

How To Apply

The Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, please go to and submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest and fit for the role.

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