Senior Program Officer

The Schultz Family Foundation and the emes project LLC were created by Sheri and Howard Schultz with the shared mission of creating greater opportunity accessible to all.

In partnership with nonprofits, businesses, and governments, emes and the Foundation are focused on developing and investing in entrepreneurial, cross-sector solutions designed to build more equitable systems; foster our common bonds; strengthen our democracy; and create life-changing opportunity for people and communities who have historically been at the margins of our country’s promise.

Addressing the systemic issues and policies that have been at the root of the national decline in upward mobility and felt opportunity, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, is central to the Foundation’s work.

"The Schultz Family Foundation is committed to lifting the human spirit and bringing possibility to everyone, regardless of skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or station in life. We see our nation's challenges, but we also see solutions. If we work together to unlock potential across our communities, we can build a nation that lives up to its promise."


The senior program officer (SPO) is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for effecting positive systemic change within communities and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the Schultz Family Foundation's specific content areas, supporting young adults aged 16-24 from communities which have been marginalized as they transition into adulthood, improving transition and employment outcomes for junior-enlisted veterans, and forging a more inclusive economy by investing in diverse entrepreneurs. Reporting directly to the chief strategy & program officer, the SPO will first and foremost be a mission-aligned partner, collaborator, and bridge builder who will collaborate with the program team to update, plan and strategize grantmaking efforts.

Additionally, the SPO will work closely with colleagues within the Foundation, philanthropy, and the field to ensure that the Foundation leverages opportunities to address the structural inequities and barriers that have been at the root of the national decline in upward mobility and felt opportunity, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.


$160,000 - $175,000


Click here for more information or to apply. More information about the Schultz Family Foundation may be found at:

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Chaz Chapman of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website (

Emes Project LLC is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-11-29 13:07:40 -0500