WHO WE ARE
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (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.
Our culture is built on a foundation of principles that guide our attitudes, behaviors and interactions in the workplace. We look for people to join our team who are trustworthy, excellent, risk-takers – and who are committed to equity. Team members who are trustworthy look to build connections with others, are open to feedback and cultivate a culture of caring and respect. We strive for excellence by driving toward measurable results and consistently growing our knowledge and skills for maximum impact. We look to take risks by demonstrating curiosity and finding new, innovative ways of working. We strive to create a work environment rooted in equity where all members of our team feel a sense of belonging, are treated fairly and have the ability to have to use their voices to effectively advance our mission.
The Analyst, Education Grantmaking is a member of the Education Portfolio team located in either Schusterman’s San Francisco or Washington DC office. The Education Portfolio team works to ensure Black and Latinx students from low-income backgrounds are able to access a high-quality, culturally relevant K-12 education that empowers them to achieve social and economic liberation. The Analyst, Education Grantmaking will provide on-going, flexible support to team members across all sub-portfolios (Equity by Design, Instructional Materials, Place-Based, Policy and Public Understanding, Professional Learning, Teacher Preparation). This includes assisting Portfolio Managers, Directors and Co-President in grantmaking development and execution, conducting analyses to inform and advance the team's strategies, and supporting other projects and initiatives as they arise.
This position is a key support role on the Education Portfolio team. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Project Management and Administration (60%)
Outcome: The Analyst, Education Grantmaking will support Portfolio Managers, Directors and President in executing investment strategies, contributing to effective and efficient grantmaking processes and exceptional support of Portfolio grantees.
Support grantmaking process and execution (i.e., serve as point for issues related to pipeline grants, general workflow management)
- Conduct analyses in preparation for development of investment recommendations (e.g., landscape scans, market analyses) and other team-wide projects; assist in other diligence activities, preparation or review as requested
- Project manage open grants (e.g., scheduling and developing agendas for check-in calls); review, summarize, and analyze grantee reports and other materials (e.g., board materials, bi-annual financial reports); synthesize learnings
- Provide support for grantee check-ins and related tasks (e.g., notetaking, identifying follow up items)
Team-wide Learning and Support (25%)
Outcome: The Analyst, Education Grantmaking will provide as-needed team-wide and sub-portfolio specific research and analysis support, contributing to on-going learning, strategy development and refinement.
- Assist with the execution of virtual and in-person convenings (e.g., communities of practice, site visits, cross-funder working groups) including administrative tasks (e.g., scheduling, notetaking, post-convening follow up) and content development
- Provide support on team-wide or sub-portfolio specific learning agendas (e.g., synthesis of relevant articles, research, and/or books, develop short briefs)
- Attend relevant external events (e.g., convenings, webinars) and provide takeaways and analyses as relevant to team-wide learning
- Provide support, as requested, on the development of internal- and external-facing materials (e.g., strategy decks, newsletter)
Other Duties as Assigned (15%)
Outcome: The Analyst, Education Grantmaking will support Portfolio team members with other projects and initiatives as they arise.
COMPETENCIES NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
- Building productive relationships with colleagues across the organization and supports key team members
- Demonstrating a commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion
- Simultaneously managing multiple—and sometimes competing—projects and timelines effectively and efficiently
- Demonstrates clear analytic thinking and ability to connect big picture and details
- Demonstrates clear and proactive communication in relation to both projects and people
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:
- 1+ years of professional experience with familiarity with grants administration/research/analysis a plus
- Passion for improving K-12 education, especially for low-income Black and Latinx students
- Strong attention to detail and focus on quality
- Comfort with working in an environment that can be ambiguous, requires flexibility and quick turnaround on projects
- Awareness of strengths and opportunities for growth; willingness to communicate around both
- Clear oral and written communication
- Prior experience with data and/or financial analysis preferred
- PC skills (with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as a thorough knowledge of and comfort with basic web skills
- Comfort with learning new technical systems (e.g., grants management systems)
- Ability to travel, on occasion
Competitive salary band of $60,000 - $70,000 based on experience and Schusterman’s commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also included. Schusterman encourages ongoing professional development and supports activities aligned with one’s individual career growth plan. Schusterman does 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.