Fellowship: Program Analyst II - Organizational Evaluation (PF)

Program Analyst II – Organizational Effectiveness (in partnership with UC Berkeley)

The U.C. Berkeley-Haas School of Business through the Center for Social Sector Leadership offers this unique year-long fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Foundation) to provide next generation leaders with an opportunity to engage with philanthropic and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations with the Organizational Effectiveness grantmaking team.

The vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy and civil society by providing recent graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds a professional-level introduction to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. The goals of the program are to introduce recent graduates to philanthropy and the role of NGOs to strengthen their impact in a future career and to introduce the Foundation to ideas, skills, and diverse perspectives.

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States, and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty, and staff.

About the Packard Foundation

We are a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. We invest in effective organizations and leaders, collaborate with them to identify strategic solutions, and support them over time to reach common goals. The Foundation’s goals and how it carries out its work reflects its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It aims to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how it values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About Organizational Effectiveness (OE)

OE aims to increase the effectiveness of grantee leaders, organizations, and networks, enhancing their capacity to achieve their mission. One core belief has driven Organizational Effectiveness since the program began in 1983: Organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, and sound operations.

OE funding helps organizations strengthen their fundamentals so they can focus on achieving their missions. OE provides funding to current Foundation grantees to help them build core strengths in areas like strategic and business planning, financial management, board and staff leadership, communications, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. OE also makes grants to build these capacities among groups of leaders and cohorts of organizations, so that nonprofit leaders can share knowledge, learn from their peers, and grow their networks. OE works with the Packard Foundation’s program areas in Children, Families, and Communities, Population and Reproductive Health, and Conservation and Science—to identify and assist grantees.

To learn more about the OE Program, please visit the OE webpage and the OE Knowledge Center on www.packard.org.


  • Work with the OE team to implement capacity building strategies and partnerships with the Foundation’s programs in Children, Families and Communities; Conservation and Science; and Population and Reproductive Health
  • Conduct research and analysis on topics to inform the grantmaking, strategy development, and implementation
  • Work on special projects such as a year-end narrative review of OE’s grantmaking to share with Foundation programs; cohort work with a group of grantees and multiple funders; diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in foundations; beneficiary feedback to incorporate in grantees’ advocacy work
  • Assist with strategic planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning activities associated with the OE grantmaking
  • Assist with grantmaking, including working with grantees to develop proposals, monitor progress, and review reports
  • Interact with the Foundation’s staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts to complete assigned projects
  • Engage in both the University and Foundation communities, including attending conferences, forums or workshops that are related to the Program Analyst’s work and professional development


  • Graduate level education on relevant topics or commensurate work experience (this includes a wide range of experiences, from work experience on community organizing to course work on a range of liberal arts or social/political science topics)
  • Intellectual agility and ability to analyze, conduct research, think critically, and understand economic, social and policy studies
  • Ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports with recommendations which meet project objectives and timelines
  • Strong skills and capability of understanding both quantitative and qualitative research
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous tasks and projects
  • Strong cultural competence and a commitment to increasing diversity and equity in the nonprofit sector and in capacity building and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture
  • Interest in the development of leaders, organizations, and networks in the nonprofit sector
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding written communication skills


See this link for information about the comprehensive benefits package offered by UCB.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, temporary, contract assignment with UCB with a planned duration of one year. This position is located at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in downtown Los Altos, CA.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is October 30, 2018. In order to be considered please submit your resume and cover letter by December 31, 2018. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying to UCB.

How to Apply

Go to https://jobs.berkeley.edu/, click on External Applicants, enter job ID: 25830 in the Basic Job Search Keywords search bar, you should see “Program Research Analyst II (7397U) #25830,” click the link to review the full job posting. To apply for this position, you will need to register and create an account with U.C. Berkeley Jobs.


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