Program Officer, Education Grantmaking (Policy & Public Understanding)

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman) strive for a future in the United States and Israel that lives up to their ideals and achieves more just and inclusive societies. We work to advance racial, gender, and economic equity in the U.S. and foster a more joyful and diverse Jewish community. Our culture is built on a foundation of principles that guide our attitudes, behaviors and interactions in the workplace. We look for people to join our team who are trustworthy, excellent, risk-takers – and who are committed to equity. Learn more about us! 



The Program Officer, Education Grantmaking (PO) is a member of the Education Grantmaking team and will be based in Schusterman’s Washington DC, New York NY, or Oakland, CA office (DC is preferred). The PO will support our Policy and Public Understanding (PPU) sub-portfolio in collaboration with a Senior Program Officer and a Senior Director.  The PO will assess potential investment opportunities, manage grantee progress and learnings, provide strategic support to grantees to reach their goals, manage internal priority-setting for teamwide policy goals and tracking of progress against those goals.


The PPU sub-portfolio is designed to support policy and communications in service of our programmatic goals and our grantees.  Thus, the PO will work collaboratively with staff in other Education sub-portfolios (High Quality Instructional Materials, Professional Learning, Teacher Workforce, School System Partnerships and Research) to identify needs, opportunities and learnings and to foster connections across the issues and geographic areas they support. The PO will also work closely with members of our foundation-wide Communications team and have exposure to leaders across the foundation and multiple types of field-leading organizations. 

The PO reports to the Senior Director of the Policy and Public Understanding sub-portfolio.






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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-08-04 16:46:27 -0400