At Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, we strive for a future in which the United States and Israel live up to their highest ideals and achieve more just and inclusive societies. In the U.S., we work to advance racial, gender and economic equity and foster a more joyful and diverse Jewish community. In Israel, we work toward a secure homeland for the Jewish people, a thriving democracy and an inclusive society that cares for its most vulnerable. We aim to drive and support long-term systemic change through investments in leaders, organizations and U.S. public policy.


The Program Associate (PA) is a member of the Gender and Reproductive Equity (GRE) team, and will be based in Schusterman’s Washington, DC or New York, NY offices. The PA supports the GRE team to develop, implement and assess grantmaking strategies that increase women’s and gender non-conforming people’s: 1) political power and leadership; 2) knowledge, freedom, and power to determine their reproductive lives; 3) economic power; and 4) freedom from sexual harassment and violence. The PA will also play an essential role in the administration and coordination of the GRE team, supporting logistics, scheduling, and more. The PA understands how intersecting forms of oppression and discrimination shape gender and reproductive equity and is committed to building the power of Black, Indigenous and People of Color movements to respond. This role is an excellent fit for someone with some background in our issue areas who is seeking to learn more about philanthropy, the diverse fields and organizations the GRE team funds, and current challenges and strategies of the movements we support.


Supporting GRE Grantmaking (60%)  

  • Conducting due diligence, landscape scans and research on prospective grantees and other gender equity organizations.
  • Staying well-informed of developments in the field through literature review, research, networking and representing the organization at external meetings.
  • Reviewing and synthesizing application and reporting materials into clear, concise, and insightful funding recommendations and reports.
  • Collecting, monitoring, and analyzing information on grantee progress and sharing with the GRE team.
  • Drafting internal team updates to share with the broader organization.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with grantee partners, other Schusterman teams, and peers in the philanthropic sector.
  • Proactively contribute to advancing GRE’s commitment to racial and gender equity in grantmaking practices, high caliber work that drives high impact in the field, and taking risks and being bold. 

Supporting Team Coordination (40%) 

  • Assisting with team scheduling and planning.
  • Supporting team event planning, particularly logistics of bi-annual team retreats.
  • Managing continual review and refinement of GRE team processes and systems.
  • Promoting Schusterman’s values of collaboration, humility, equity, impact and optimism and a culture of trust, excellence and risk-taking on our team.
  • Carrying out special projects, as requested by the team, that enhance the quality of collaboration across the GRE team.


All team members are expected to demonstrate Schusterman’s values in action through our core competencies:  

  • Impact: Takes action and follows through to deliver high-quality work that drives results and long-term impact.
  • Optimism: Learns from both successes and setbacks and envisions possibilities for the future.  
  • Equity: Proactively develops and acts on knowledge of self, organization, and systems that drive equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Humility: Demonstrates desire to understand and learn and takes action towards ongoing development.
  • Collaboration: Contributes actively to advance shared goals in partnership with others. 

 Additionally, team members in roles at this level in the organization are also expected to contribute to culture building and organizational impact through the career-level leadership competencies below:  

  • Organizes Work: Executes work effectively by dividing work into steps, monitoring progress along the way, and making adjustments as needed.
  • Direct Communication: Communicates clearly with stakeholders, working to match intent with impact in interactions.


  • 3 – 5 years of experience working within a foundation, gender equity community organization, academic institution, or other relevant organization. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. 
  • Familiarity with local and national gender, reproductive, or racial equity organizations preferred. 
  • A critical thinker who can synthesize large amounts of information, ask probing questions, conduct thoughtful analysis, and craft clear, convincing, and incisive arguments.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a flexible attitude towards shifts in priorities or tasks.
  • Able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with regard to matters of the organization. 
  • Ability to travel up to 20% domestically.


This role features a competitive hiring range of $80,000 - $92,500 based on experience and Schusterman’s commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also offered. Schusterman encourages ongoing professional development and supports activities aligned with one’s individual career growth plan. Schusterman will not cover relocation expenses for this position. 

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Schusterman promotes diversity and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, disability, genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.  

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