Washington, DC

Program Specialist, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Organization

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities. We envision courageous grantmakers working in service of nonprofits and communities to create a just, connected and inclusive society where we can all thrive. With more than 6,000 grantmakers who belong to philanthropic organizations of all sizes and types across the globe, we work to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropic practice. Join us to create a greater impact for these communities by helping grantmakers grow along with the nonprofits they serve. To learn more, visit www.geofunders.org.

Position Overview

The program specialist works as part of the program team to coordinate, develop and deliver high-quality peer learning and program partnership opportunities for the GEO community. The program specialist is a strong project owner who values relationships, process and results as critical components of any project, keeps up with and incorporates new ideas from the field, is excited by the opportunity to connect with members, understand their questions/challenges and connect them to other members, partners, resources, has experience with public speaking, facilitation and engaging groups of different sizes, and brings a collaborative and learning mindset to the work.

They are committed to relationship building, both with external stakeholders (such as GEO members, other grantmakers and partners) as well as GEO staff. As a key owner of specific projects, the program specialist supports work with multiple stakeholders to strengthen and execute impactful offerings. This position reports to the Director of Programs. This position involves up to 12% travel.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs; a resume and cover letter must be included with your application.

We will accept applications until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing all applications received by May 23rd. In your cover letter, please share the following:

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • Tell us about your experience developing and delivering programming in different formats (webinar, virtual workshop, multi-day training).
  • A specific example of when you built programming with a partner organization or built a long-lasting collaboration.
  • What appeals to you about working at GEO?
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