Program Officer - Environment

Pacific Foundation Services, LLC (PFS) is a professional services firm that currently partners with over 40 independent private foundations. PFS provides substantial strategic expertise through a staffing model that enables foundations to each be more efficient and effective, choosing from a curated set of services including programmatic and strategic advice, grants management and compliance, financial management, board development and governance, communications, and a physical home. Our team includes 45 individuals who bring their diverse perspectives and experience from the nonprofit, philanthropic, and private sectors in service to the greater good. We value competence and camaraderie, and work together to make the most of our collective experience. We thrive on collaboration and share our talents to provide top-level service to our clients.


The Program Officer serves as a key manager of grantee relationships assigned to multiple client foundations. The Program Officer performs due diligence on applicant organizations and participates in grantmaking planning, strategy, and evaluation relating to a variety of funding areas, with a majority focus on environmental grantmaking.  This role will dedicate approximately 50% time to overseeing the Watershed Restoration Program at the Bella Vista Foundation, which focuses on the restoration and revitalization of key watershed ecosystems within specific geographic areas in California and Oregon and approximately 40% of their time across other grantmaking focus areas including, but limited to, environmental programs. 


Range $106,000 to $112,000 DOE


Click here for more information or to apply. PFS is committed to paying competitive wages. In an effort to increase equity, and because we know that salary negotiations tend to have an unfair bias, we do not participate in salary negotiations outside of this stated starting salary range.

Benefits: Include medical, dental, vision, Section 125 plan, 401K retirement, paid volunteer time, charitable gift matching, hybrid remote work schedules (after three months), public transportation subsidies and more.


Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, salary requirements, and a resume addressed to Jessica Misslin, Vice President of Engagement & Program Services to [email protected] 

Application Deadline: October 21, 2022

No phone calls, please. 

Hiring Process and Timeline:

  • Phone interview to discuss general qualifications and give more detail about the position scheduled on a rolling basis 
  • Video interviews scheduled in early to mid-November 
  • Ideal start date planned for early December, but is flexible 

Pacific Foundation Services is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment and our company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information and characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local laws.

All final candidates must provide three relevant employment references, and be able to verify the right to work in the United States.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-10-04 09:21:32 -0400