The Raikes Foundation invests in youth-serving institutions and systems to make them more effective in supporting and empowering all young people, especially those who have been most marginalized. Envisioning a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to achieve their full potential, the Raikes Foundation strives for an educational system that reliably creates learning environments where whole, healthy, empowered educators and students thrive and where race, class, gender, language, or any other social or cultural factors hold zero predictive power on students' experience and outcomes.
Systems-level change doesn't happen without collaboration and deep engagement with the communities the systems serve, and the use of scientific research and data to inform the work allows the organization to proactively seek out the insights and expertise of people with lived experience from the communities served, especially young people. Through redesigning schools and systems, addressing youth homelessness across the country, and helping more donors strategically use their time, talents, and resources to give in ways that advance equity, effectiveness, and systems change, the Raikes Foundation supports and drives efforts to build a more equitable education system.
To learn more about the Raikes Foundation, its impact, and strategy, please visit their website.
The Program Officer, Education works with the National Education Strategy Team to co-develop a strategy with field and funding partners towards this vision for an equitable education system. This includes leadership of the design and implementation of the K-12 policy portfolio to advance equity-centered state and federal policy, including a targeted universalist focus on students furthest from educational justice, such as those experiencing homelessness, foster care, or the justice system. Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Officer, Education will collaborate closely with other departments to support the development and implementation of a cross-cutting youth serving systems strategy and portfolio of grants that builds from lessons and leverage in the existing portfolio. This is an ideal opportunity for a mission driven movement builder with deep experience maximizing impact and fostering collaboration.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategy, Evaluation & Organizational Learning
Grant Portfolio Development & Management
External Relations and Thought Leadership
The Raikes Foundation is open to a flexible domestic work location, with a preference for Seattle or New York City, given the Program Officer’s national scope of responsibility. The position will include up to 40% of time on domestic travel.
The compensation range for this role is commensurate with experience and geographic location. Candidates based in Seattle can expect a range of $145K to $160K and those in NY and D.C. can expect a range of $150K - $180K.
The Raikes Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at the Raikes Foundation to build a diverse team that understands youth impacted by their work. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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The Raikes Foundation invests in youth-serving institutions and systems to make them more effective in supporting and empowering all young people, especially those who have been most marginalized. Envisioning a…