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Program Officer

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Alphawood Foundation
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Chicago, IL
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Published 26 days ago

The Alphawood Foundation seeks a Program Officer. This is a full-time, salaried position located in the Foundation’s Chicago headquarters. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities. The Program Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

·        Grant Evaluation: Conduct due diligence and site visits with respect to grant applicants; evaluate grantees with respect to finances, governance, programming, alignment with Foundation priorities, and other factors.

·        Strategy: Assist in the development and evaluation of strategic initiatives and areas of focus for the Foundation.

·        Advocacy: Understand and advocate for issues important to the Foundation with grantees and other interested parties. Develop an understanding of trends, challenges and opportunities that affect issues and areas of importance to Alphawood.

·        Research and Special Projects: Undertake research and other projects as may be assigned from time to time. 

·        Grantee Development: Identify and build relationships with prospective grantees.

·        Reporting and Recordkeeping: Generate reports for management and board.

·        Foundation Administration: Assist as needed with the administration and management of the Foundation’s business and operations.

·        Public Representation of the Foundation: Act as a public representative of the Foundation to the community.

Qualifications. Candidates should have the following qualifications and characteristics:

·        3-5 years of relevant professional experience. Past experience in philanthropy, nonprofits, the arts, or a related field is desirable.

·        Strong written and oral communications skills.

·        Superior analytical skills; ability to synthesize information and distill complex concepts.

·        Understanding of nonprofit financial statements, budgets, and governance structures.

·        Ability to use and manage applicable technology and database tools.

·        History of commitment, involvement or accomplishment in one or more of the areas of the Alphawood Foundation’s mission.

·        Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

·        Motivation and initiative. The ability to thrive in a small, independent, entrepreneurial office environment. Resilience under pressure. A sense of humor.

·        A college degree is required; advanced degree preferred.

References are required.

All applications for this position should include a resume and writing sample. Please forward these materials in confidence to info@alphawood.org (please put “Program Officer” in the subject line). No phone calls, please. Applicants will be contacted if additional information is required or an interview is requested.

The Alphawood Foundation seeks a Program Officer. This is a full-time, salaried position located in the Foundation’s Chicago headquarters. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

On-site
2401 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Suite 210

How to Apply

All applications for this position should include a resume and writing sample. Please forward these materials in confidence to info@alphawood.org (please put “Program Officer” in the subject line). No phone calls, please. Applicants will be contacted if additional information is required or an interview is requested.

All applications for this position should include a resume and writing sample. Please forward these materials in confidence to info@alphawood.org (please put “Program Officer” in…

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