Organization and Position
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. We support research within disciplines ranging from astrophysics, evolutionary biology, and genetics, to philosophy, psychology, and economics. We seek to share and discuss discoveries related to life’s purpose and human happiness. In all cases, our goal is to spur curiosity and accelerate discovery. To catalyze such discoveries, we provide grants for independent academic research on a wide range of topics that relate to the Foundation’s mission.
The Foundation is seeking an Associate to work as an integral part of two departments. The Investment department is responsible for the Foundation’s investment portfolio manages its assets in accordance with an investment mandate designed by its founder, Sir John Templeton. The Investment department is expected to manage assets by evaluating existing managers, researching new managers, and providing regular reports on the portfolios’ overall investment performance and risk to the Foundation’s Executive Committee and Investment Advisory Sub-Committee. The Office of the General Counsel (“OGC”) oversees all contracting for the Foundation and advises on legal risks and compliance matters including in matters related to the Foundation’s grant making, communication and operational activities.
Reporting to the Director, Investments, the Associate will support the daily operations of the Office of the General Counsel and the Investment Department. In addition, the Associate will participate in other OGC and Investment Department projects and activities as needed to support these departments. This may include, but is not limited to, conducting research, drafting documents, documenting actions and creating and maintaining files under the direction of the General Counsel and the Director, Investments.
Areas of Responsibility
Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
Organization and Position
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. We support research within disciplines ranging from…
We are committed to caring for our employees and their families through exceptional benefits. We pay for 100% of employee medical, dental and vision premiums, and generously contribute to family premiums. We provide life insurance, short-term disability coverage and long-term disability coverage at no cost to employees. We offer a 401(k)-retirement savings plan with an employer match and additional discretionary contributions. Paid time off includes generous vacation, sick, and personal days. The Foundation offers a unique donation program, enabling employees the ability to direct a $5,000 donation to a mission aligned organization of their choice, with no employee donation required.
The position will be based in the Foundation’s offices, located in West Conshohocken, PA. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, team members may work in-office or remotely through 2021. The Foundation does plan to resume in-office operations in January 2022. As such, team members are required to be resident within the Philadelphia metro, or surrounding areas.
West Conshohocken, PA, is a short drive (~15 miles) from Philadelphia and there is a nearby commuter train station into downtown Philadelphia.
We are committed to caring for our employees and their families through exceptional benefits. We pay for 100% of employee medical, dental and vision premiums, and…