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Program Officer, Education

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Hamilton Family Charitable Trust | Wayne, PA
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Hamilton Family Charitable Trust


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Published 15 days ago

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July 3, 2019


The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust is a private, independent trust that supports non-profit organizations who improve educational outcomes for underserved children and youth in the Philadelphia area. We believe that providing equitable, excellent educational opportunities for all children and teenagers is necessary for the health of our citizens, our families, and our city. The Trust provides grants to non-profit organizations that provide robust data-driven in-school, after-school, and summer literacy enrichment programming in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas with the goal of preparing children to lead productive lives.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Trust’s Executive Director, the Program Officer, Education will seek out and identify proposals for funding and evaluate the suitability of the organization and its mission as a potential grantee for the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust. This position will be responsible for a portfolio of grants and will manage all grantee interactions and grantmaking activities. In addition, s/he will provide support to grantees throughout the life cycle of their grant, helping to ensure successful completion of the project. The Program Officer plays an active role in the nonprofit community in order to learn about and identify projects that fit the Trust’s mission and have the potential for significant impact in education in the greater Philadelphia region.

Primary Responsibilities

• Develop and manage a portfolio of education grants, including reviewing proposals, performing due diligence, preparing written summaries of projects, conducting site visits, communicating with grant applicants, and serving as a resource to grantees.

• Evaluate proposals and support individual grantees throughout the life cycle of the grantmaking process. This cycle typically ranges from 1 - 3 years.

• Develop and maintain learning plans, reporting and performance measures to track the progress of grantees. 

• Assist in designing and maintaining transparent, standardized and easily accessible systems to capture lessons learned and share information from past grants.

• With the Education team, contributing to grantmaking strategy implementation for the program.

• Represent HFTC at conferences and meetings and give presentations, where requested.

• Practice participatory philanthropy, engaging grantees, staff, and colleagues in the design and improvement of programs.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist in future evaluations of the strategic direction of the Trust’s grantmaking.

• Stay current on key issues in education.

• Attend and participate in quarterly Board of Director meetings as requested.

• Utilize Foundant, the Trust’s online grants management system to manage the grant. This includes inputting data, tracking information, generating reports and analyzing data.

• Recommend and develop grant stories for publication to Trust’s website, email, newsletters and social media.

• Interface with the Director of Finance to facilitate payments to grantees and assist with budgeting.

• Ability to travel as needed for conferences, meetings or locally to do onsite grantee visits.

• Other duties as assigned including office responsibilities.

Professional Attributes and Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field of education, human services or other related specialty is required. Master’s Degree and relevant credentialing preferred.

• Minimum of 3- 5 years of work experience in a professional setting required with some non-profit, public policy, or direct service in education experience preferred.

• Computer proficiency with MS Office suite.

• Strong analytic and communication skills including ability to write clearly and succinctly, and to make well-organized verbal presentations.

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively across the nonprofit, private and public sector. 

• Superior interpersonal skills and enjoyment of working in a small and dynamic office environment.

• Knowledge about innovative practices in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

• Exhibit an intellectual curiosity that propels active conversation and creative problem solving.

• Demonstration of analytic skills to evaluate requests for proposals and determine relevance and appropriateness/feasibility of grantee requests.

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust is an equal opportunity employer. 

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust is a private, independent trust that supports non-profit organizations who improve educational outcomes for underserved children and youth in the Philadelphia area. We believe that providing…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust provides an excellent benefits package that is competitive and generous.

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust provides an excellent benefits package that is competitive and generous.

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume.


Please send cover letter and resume.


Location

Wayne, PA
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