The Fidelity Foundations are a group of private, non-operating foundations that fund a diverse set of programs on a national scale, with a particular focus on Boston and New England. In addition, the Foundations fund non-profit organizations that strengthen the communities in which Fidelity Investments employees live and work. Our values of integrity, compassion, responsibility, and expertise guide our investments in education, youth and families, arts and culture, health, and conservation.
Today, the Foundations are at an important and exciting stage in their organizational history and are recruiting a new team of experts to support the evolution and development of a long-term portfolio of investments. The Foundations seek to make catalytic, impactful, and lasting investments in non-profits at strategic inflection points. In particular, we support capacity-building projects that substantially enhance the impact and/or sustainability of high performing non-profits. Grantmaking is executed through quiet giving, and most grants are awarded anonymously.
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The Youth and Families Program Officer is a newly created position that will be responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating a portfolio of philanthropic investments related to family formation and stability, focused on capacity-building and leadership development, with emphasis on addressing the interconnected barriers (e.g., parental health, parenting skills, parent-child bonds, early childhood health and wellness, youth disengagement, etc.) that impact the ability of parents, children, and families to thrive . The incumbent will contribute to strategy development, engage with non-profits to understand their work and identify projects, and actively assess potential investments. They will represent the Fidelity Foundations and its Trustees to existing and prospective grantees, external stakeholders, and community members. The Program Officer will also participate in programmatic efforts that cut across grant portfolios and support organization-wide learning.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
The Program Officer will be a creative leader with expertise across a range of issue areas that impact youth and families. It is critically important that the Program Officer be a highly collaborative and collegial team player who listens and communicates well. Confident and knowledgeable, but humble and down to earth, they will bring a high level of intellect, curiosity, judgment and interpersonal skills to the role.
To be considered, candidates will possess a majority of the following professional and personal attributes and competencies:
The Fidelity Foundations offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an annual performance-based bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package.
In addition, the successful candidate will need to undergo a comprehensive background check.
The Fidelity Foundations are a group of private, non-operating foundations that fund a diverse set of programs on a national scale, with a particular focus on Boston and New England. In addition, the Foundations fund…