Senior Program Officer (STBF)

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is a private grantmaking foundation based in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. We work towards a world in which every person controls their reproduction and all reproductive decisions are treated with dignity and respect. Toward this end, our core mission is to prevent unintended pregnancy and ensure access to safe abortion.



Background | STBF’s Global Programs (GP) strategy invests in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. At the core of our strategy is the central tenet that our funding will lead to permanent change: We want our funding to help build the systems, organizations, and institutions that will outlive our grantmaking, so that women and girls will continue to receive services when our funding comes to an end. In order to deliver on this ambitious strategy, the GP team is expanding thoughtfully, adding strategic and grants management capacity in key areas. Compared to the size of its grant-making, the GP team is small in staff size, though growing globally. We aim to identify opportunities for impact by questioning, piloting, reflecting, learning, and putting learned information to effective use. We are not afraid to fail or change our approach in light of new learnings. We regard our investments as partnerships and regard our grantees as our partners.


Position Description | The primary role of the Senior Program Officer (SPO) is to contribute to investment strategies that align with both the Foundation’s goals as well as the Global Program team’s strategy, and to manage a portfolio of grants. The SPO will report to the Director of Global Programs and play a critical role in modeling the mind-sets and behaviors of a highly nimble, collaborative and inclusive team culture, helping to lead implementation of GP’s ambitious strategy. They will demonstrate adaptability with regard to managing and addressing the needs of different stakeholders, both internal and external. The SPO will see themselves as a leader who embraces the opportunity to positively contribute to the team — through curiosity, humility, empathy, and humor — our strategy, and our partners in all facets of work. 




Click here for more information or to apply.  Send cover letter and CV to [email protected] with subject line Senior Program Officer. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. References and other information may be requested. 

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  • Michael Quan
    published this page in Job Board 2021-09-17 15:49:20 -0400