WHO WE ARE
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman) is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity. Our philanthropic vision is grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and treat all people with dignity and civility. We invest in efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the Jewish people and Israel, and address the needs of marginalized individuals and communities. www.schusterman.org
The Program Associate (PA) is a member of the Gender and Reproductive Equity Grantmaking team and is based in Schusterman’s Washington, DC office. The PA will be a part of a broader team of professionals, working specifically with the Gender and Reproductive Equity grantmaking team to 1) advance gender equity; 2) prevent sexual harassment and abuse; and 3) promote reproductive health, rights and justice. The PA will manage our portfolio’s grantmaking pipeline and ensure workflows are implemented efficiently through effective coordination of applicant and team processes, and to more broadly assist the portfolio in achieving its strategic objectives.
- Conduct due diligence, site visits, landscape scans and research on organizations in the gender equity field
- Review and synthesize application materials into funding recommendation memos
- Shepherd organizations through the grant application process with kindness and efficiency
- Prepare grant agreements and set up grantees in Fluxx and Salesforce
- Collect, track and analyze grantee data and metrics and drafting summaries for the team
- Utilize data systems to produce dashboards and reports to drive team and strategy meetings
- Develop and maintain relationships with leaders, funders and organizations in the field
- Contribute to developing and implementing our portfolio’s strategy
- Promote Schusterman’s values of collaboration, humility, equity, impact and optimism, and a culture of trust, excellence and risk-taking on our team
- Carry out special projects and events, as requested by the team
- Help plan DC-based community service and accompanying team learning sessions and other programs for the DC office
The following qualifications are representative of the high level of demonstrated skills, maturity, judgment and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies required of Schusterman employees:
- Bachelor’s degree is required.
- 3-5 years of relevant professional experience working within a foundation, gender equity community organization, academic institution or relevant non-profit or for-profit organization required.
- Some understanding of philanthropy and community dynamics and some familiarity with local and national gender and reproductive equity organizations preferred.
- Alignment with the mission and values of Schusterman including our commitment to equity and diversity of race, gender, class and life experiences required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues on and across teams, current and potential grantees and with national and international partners required.
- Analytical and research abilities necessary to evaluate grants and to collect and evaluate data required.
- Proven skill and comfort in prioritizing, multi-tasking and efficiently delivering high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment required.
- High attention to detail, willingness to be hands-on as necessary, high degree of flexibility in attitude and working style and ability to work independently and handle high workload with resiliency and a sense of humor required.
- An ability to understand and interpret pertinent policies and procedures clearly and accurately, especially those requiring all Schusterman employees to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with regard to business and personal matters of Schusterman, its trustees and its officers required.
- Excellent judgment, integrity, loyalty, an ability to exercise discretion and tact in difficult or confidential situations and an ability to project a positive, professional image to the public required.
- PC skills (with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as a thorough knowledge and comfort of basic web skills required. Experience in Salesforce, Fluxx, and Tableau preferred.
- Ability to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally upon occasion, required.
Competitive salary based on experience and on Schusterman’s commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also included. Schusterman does not cover relocation expenses for this position.
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Schusterman promotes diversity and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identify, 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.