Program Associate, Policy and Advocacy

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman) strives for a future in with the United States and Israel live up to their ideals and achieve more just and inclusive societies.  We work to advance racial, gender and economic equity in the U.S., as well as to foster a more joyful and diverse Jewish community. In Israel, we work toward a secure homeland for the Jewish people, a thriving democracy and an inclusive society that cares for its most vulnerable. We aim to drive and support long-term systemic change through investments in leaders, organizations and U.S. public policy.



The Program Associate (PA) is a member of the newly created cross-organizational Policy and Advocacy team located in either Schusterman’s Washington DC or New York NY offices. The PA will work to achieve a more just and inclusive society by supporting policy and advocacy work in Schusterman’s priority areas: Gender and Reproductive Equity, Educational equity, Voting Rights, and Criminal Justice reform. This position will also support Schusterman in using its assets, financial and otherwise, to maximum impact, while looking for new ways of collaborating among colleagues and external funders. This position will report to the Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy. 


This position is a key role on the Policy and Advocacy team. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

Project Management & Planning (30%) 

Outcome: The program manager will lead projects and strategic planning efforts involving colleagues from Schusterman portfolios and outside consultants that maximize our Policy & Advocacy impact in priority areas. 

Design and manage projects in service of Schusterman policy and advocacy priorities such as the internal Roadmap. 

Knowledge Management & Communications (30%) 

Outcome: Manage analysis of and presentation of data, insights, and activities so that leadership and colleagues have clear understanding, track key indicators of work so progress is clear.  

Design and write bi-monthly internal Policy & Advocacy update. 

Design and write presentations, memos, and other documents to persuasively and clearly present policy and advocacy plans and priorities for internal and external use. 

Establish and manage an organization-wide system to track government relations activities. 

Internal Collaboration (20%)  

Outcome: Build relationships across Schusterman teams and knowledge of Schusterman portfolios. 

Establish baseline understanding of portfolios; incorporate needs into processes and products above. 

Participate in team meetings and learning opportunities with select Schusterman portfolio teams. 

External Collaboration (20%)  

Outcome: Maintain active networks in policy and advocacy sector in order to formulate perspective, identify opportunities, and represent Schusterman at events and meetings to ensure best in class understanding of advocacy tools and strategies and understanding of the context into which our work lands. 


$80,000 - $100,000


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-08-16 16:28:18 -0400