Founded in 2002, The Libra Foundation is a family foundation that has been based in Chicago, and is now moving its headquarters to San Francisco. Over the past 14 years, The Libra Foundation has done significant grantmaking in progressive causes and movements, with a multi-generational family being closely involved with the Foundation, setting its strategy and interacting with many of the Foundation’s grantee partners. The Libra Foundation funds social and economic justice organizations that integrate human rights into their work, supporting national organizations and local and regional groups on matters of national significance.
As The Libra Foundation expands its grantmaking, the Senior Program Officer will be a critical part of the team and the organization’s success. The successful candidate will be well equipped to work effectively with a broad range of diverse groups, ranging from the Board of Trustees to grassroots practitioners, as evidenced by excellent listening and communication skills, balanced and reasoned approaches to problems, ability to inspire trust and confidence, and flexibility and openness to differing points of view. In addition, the Senior Program Officer will be able to develop strategic approaches to complex social policy – especially in such a complicated political environment – and synthesize complex information into straightforward recommendations.
The Libra Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search.
Please visit http://the360group.us/TLF_SPO_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group urges interested candidates to apply as soon as possible; applications submitted before 5:00pm Pacific time on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 will receive priority consideration.