Crankstart is a private foundation based in the Bay Area. The Crankstart mission is to support leaders and organizations with the know-how and tenacity to take on tough problems which have no quick or easy answers. Crankstart currently supports efforts in democracy, education, economic mobility, housing security, climate, and science.
Crankstart is primarily focused on helping build a stronger and more just San Francisco and Bay Area for all. In 2021, Crankstart made over $250m in grants with about 60% going to nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Crankstart is currently a small, lean team of six with plans to grow efficiently over the next few years. As a funder, Crankstart aims to build trust, be responsive and enable leaders and communities to identify problems and solutions that matter most to them. We have an equity-oriented team that prioritizes collaboration and inclusion, as well as healthy disagreements in all directions.
Crankstart was founded by Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman who are actively engaged as Board members. As early signatories to the Giving Pledge, they have committed to giving away the majority of their wealth in their lifetimes.
For more information about Crankstart, please visit https://crankstart.org/.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Crankstart, a private foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is seeking an equity-centered strategic leader to serve in the newly created role of Senior Program Officer – Education and Economic Mobility. The ideal candidate for this role is a senior leader with 1) substantive experience in education and/or economic mobility improving population level outcomes for a city, county or state; 2) strong knowledge of education and economic mobility research and interventions, as well as the local nonprofit landscape; and 3) a track record of improving the outcomes of historically marginalized communities. There is a preference for candidates with lived experience in California's racially and economically diverse communities, and experience working on postsecondary access/success, college readiness and/or workforce development experience in the Bay Area. The starting salary range is expected to be $170k to $220k depending on experience. Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to [email protected].
The starting salary range is expected to be $170k to $220k depending on experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to [email protected]. All correspondence will remain confidential.