Position: Program Officer

Hours: Full-time, salaried position
Date: July 17, 2017

As a member of our responsive grantmaking team, this full-time position will manage a portfolio of grant proposals. Duties include carrying out site visits, managing relationships with grantees, and monitoring investment progress and impact.

Our open position requires excellent organizational, analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrated written and verbal communication abilities and a passion for our mission of fostering economic freedom through education.

We will hire a hard-working person who is organized, flexible, and able to travel to our grantmaking areas. Professional presence, relationship building and the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people are essential.

We value problem solving, individual liberty and economic freedom. The principles behind The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Toxic Charity guide many of our actions. We believe that grantseekers and funders are equal parties in the funder/nonprofit relationship. Candidates should share these values and interests and work compatibly with these ideals.

A minimum of five years of work experience is required. A bachelor’s degree and work experience in the nonprofit sector is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history by August 11, 2017, to

Job Description Program Officer

Expectations for all Employees
Supports the Foundation’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect individualism, accountability, ownership and commitment to our community.

Position Summary

Responsible to the President to carry out all the responsibilities related to a responsive grant portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Learn and understand the unique culture and history of the Foundation and quickly adapt to it.
  2. Complete a portfolio of grant proposals, including site visits, managing relationships with grantees, developing anticipated results and milestones, and monitoring grant progress and impact.
  3. Review grant proposals. Draft and edit proposal summaries, making recommendations for management and board review.
  4. Participate, and at times lead, multidisciplinary teams to address current and emerging Foundation priorities.
  5. Interface with grant seekers, responding promptly and respectfully to a variety of inquiries.
  6. Participate in the development of processes to measure, learn from and improve impact.
  7. Participate as a member of the Responsive Team.
  8. Undertake special projects, as assigned.
  9. Maintain collegial working relationships with colleagues and constituents.
  10. Any other responsibilities as assigned by the President.

Appearance and Personality
Professional, personable, upbeat, approachable, takes initiative, flexible, shows respect for others, passionate about the Foundation’s work.

Position Expectations

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with, and empathy for, nonprofit operational challenges.
  • Strong relationship management.
  • Willingness to travel to the Foundation’s grantmaking areas.
  • Ability to work well with diverse personality types and levels of nonprofit experience.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • High integrity and self-motivation.
  • The desire for life-long learning.
  • Basic Microsoft Office knowledge.

Salaried Position