Senior Impact Assessment and Learning Officer

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. The Foundation’s vision is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided more than

$2.09 billion in grants to organizations throughout California. The Foundation ended 2021 with more than

$3 billion in assets and provided $128.9 million in grants. There are about 80 staff across the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The Irvine Foundation is committed, internally and externally, to the values of accountability, curiosity, empathy, equity, nimbleness, partnership, and transparency.


The Foundation’s programmatic efforts are focused on four major, multi-year initiatives: Better Careers,  Fair Work, Priority Communities, and Just Prosperities. Since the Foundation is ever-evolving, adjusting for social relevance and policy shifts in both its current initiatives as well as piloting new ones, investments in program development, implementation, and learning are highly integrated. We also are excited to be involved in and supporting the operationalization of our Racial Equity statement, which is impacting how we think about and approach our work internally and externally to Irvine. IA&L at the Foundation supports assessment and learning efforts to guide strategy and enhance impact; advance accountability and transparency about what the Foundation is doing and learning as well as how that learning is being applied; and, where relevant, uplift these experiences so that they can be leveraged by others. We seek to ensure that evaluation is done equitably and in service of equity with those we seek to serve at the center of our work. To accomplish this, the Senior IA&L Officer will collaborate with others to build multiple spaces and modalities for Foundation staff, grantees, and partners to interrogate and evolve their practices, determine how/if they align with evolving foci and principles, identify next steps, and provide strategic tools and resources to advance their work.


$153,000 to $176,000


Click here for more information or to apply. Talent Citizen, a national executive search and consulting firm focused on the pursuit of positive social impact with equity at its center, is partnering with the Irvine Foundation on this search. President Tracy Welsh and Senior Associate Connor Daley are leading this engagement. Additional questions and nominations should be directed to Connor ([email protected]).

Interested parties should please send an updated resume, cover letter, and how you learned of the position to [email protected].

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-11-29 13:11:06 -0500