Saturday, April 28, 2012

JOB POSTING:Program Officer Stoneleigh Foundation

Program Officer

Stoneleigh Foundation 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Summary: Full-time Program Officer who will be responsible for strategic program development (researching, evaluating, organizing and fostering new fellowship proposals) and for providing support to the current fellows.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Stay current and aware of new research, information, best practices, innovations and thinking particularly in the child welfare field, one of Stoneleigh’s primary areas of interest
  • Pursue opportunities for new fellowships that advance Stoneleigh’s mission
  • Monitor and support the work of an assigned group of Fellows. This includes regular communication, in-person meetings, active participation on advisory committees and financial tracking.
  • Write or contribute to reports and commentaries related to the work of the Fellows and the Foundation.
  • Work as part of an internal team to build the visibility, awareness and familiarity of Stoneleigh and its work
  • Prepare materials for Board of Directors as necessary
  • Support the Executive Director
Other Responsibilities
  • Attend meetings and conferences to stay current in the fields of funding interest (some travel is expected)
  • Develop opportunities to disseminate the work of the Fellows to maximize their broader impact on policy and practice
  • Develop and maintain relationships with practitioners, funders, researchers in fields of interest; make connections that will help Fellows and the Foundation achieve their goals
  • Respond to emerging opportunities and needs within the fields of interest and systems serving Stoneleigh’s target population
  • Assist in the selection and supervision of interns as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Education: Master’s level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Public Policy, Social Work, Law, Education)
  • Several years of experience in the philanthropic sector preferred
  • Professional experience covering various U.S. children and youth programming and policy efforts
  • Experience with strategic program development
  • Professional experience working to effect policy and systems reform
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, judgment, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including confidentiality, diplomacy, and tact; Strong work ethic and personal integrity; Ability to represent Stoneleigh Foundation externally
  • Flexible and team oriented
  • Above average computer proficiency
Application Instructions
How to Apply (no calls or inquiries) : Email to in a single submission your cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for at least three references. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2012

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