Founded by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
At CZI we want to be a part of creating a future where every person can enjoy meaningful work, take care of their families, and live in a just society. Our work focuses on finding ways to strengthen our communities and help more families get ahead. We support organizations and partners working in Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Housing Affordability, and Immigration Reform.
Safe, stable, and affordable housing is crucial to a family’s success and to building healthy and diverse communities. We work with community leaders, advocates, researchers, policymakers, and investors to help more people find housing that meets their needs. In this role, you will work with and support a cross-functional team that brings together the best of philanthropy, technology, public policy, and business development to help solve our housing crises in California. Our work focuses specifically in the Bay Area and Sacramento for Statewide policy change.
- Manage a cross-functional project spanning technology development, service transformation, business development, and campaigns that seek to expand opportunity for Americans in need
- Work and collaborate closely with the Policy, Advocacy, Technology, Communications, Research and other cross-functional team members to execute complex initiatives
- Develop and maintain project plans, trackers, and other documentation
- Distill complex problems into clear recommendations substantiated by independent research and analysis
- Create and apply structured frameworks to evaluate programmatic decisions
You have or are
- Pursuing a graduate degree: Masters in Urban/Regional Planning (MURP), MBA, MPP, MSW, or related field preferred
- The ability to work for 12 consecutive weeks during the Summer 2019
- Experience managing complex projects
- Some housing related experience - educational focus included
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Attention to detail and follow-through
- The ability to work independently and demonstrated judgement to know when to ask for help
- The ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
- Comfort with ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment
- Experience performing quantitative data analysis
Nice to have
- Experience in project management, management consulting, operations and/or finance within a tech or startup environment
- Personal or professional experience working in policy or politics
- Financial analysis experience including budget management, underwriting experience or creating market reports