The Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation (LAAF.org) is an operating (non-grantmaking) foundation that provides an educational content platform to inspire, educate and empower ALL individuals to give, live and lead in a way that matters more. LAAF.org aims to be a leader in programs and resources related to women in leadership, giving and the founder’s “legacy leadership” model. We are a young, evolutionary organization that democratizes access to free, highest quality digital educational resources and our founder’s decades of experience as a social entrepreneur, philanthropic leader and Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) academic. Current initiatives include our founder’s Stanford GSB courses and accompanying case studies, curricula, giving guides and tactical toolkits, the Legacy Leaders Speaker Series, online tools, educational videos and other resources for givers and leaders at all stages.
LAAF.org is at a strategic inflection point in building a movement around the founder’s thought leadership and research as it focuses on women in leadership, her “legacy leadership” model and its giving education portfolio. The Program Analyst will play a crucial support role in creating, adapting and revising high quality resources and tools for our educational content platform, with a particular focus on the founder’s Stanford GSB courses, “Philanthropy, Inclusivity and Leadership” and “Power of You: Women in Leadership.”
To learn more, visit LAAF.org.
The Program Analyst (“PA”) will be responsible for providing critical research, strategic, digital and project management support for the organization’s key initiatives. Sample responsibilities include supporting the founder by helping manage curriculum and content development for her Stanford GSB courses, conducting academic research and writing, supporting event and course logistics, creating class presentations, helping produce digital content and tools and helping generate content for social media channels. The PA will work closely with the entire LAAF.org team, including the founder and president, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen.
Key responsibilities include:
- Helping create and updating lecture and slide content, in-class activities and out-of-class events for the founder’s courses at Stanford GSB, which currently focus on philanthropy, inclusivity and leadership as well as women in leadership.
- Adapting and revising content for online learning platforms and tools (e.g., webinars, videos, new digital channels, etc.)
- Assisting with growing LAAF.org’s online brand (creating content) and reach (growing followers), including running content campaigns.
- Supporting the logistics for all courses and Legacy Leadership Speakers Series events.
- Researching, writing and producing content in LAAF.org’s brand voice, including for LAAF.org’s blog as well as other online and print publications.
- Identifying points of opportunity to promote LAAF.org on external digital channels.
- Helping maintain LAAF.org’s social media group(s), including posting content and engaging members with interactive activities.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A bachelor’s degree with a track record of academic excellence.
- Demonstrated passion for and commitment to philanthropy, service, social impact and women’s leadership, including previous internship and/or full-time work experience.
- Demonstrated engagement in and/or excitement about academic work, including curriculum development, research and writing.
- A clear passion for educating and empowering students within an academic setting (to support the founder’s work at Stanford GSB and Stanford University), as well as lifelong learners through digital channels.
- Excellent written communications and presentation skills and the highest attention to detail.
- A growth mindset, ready to help wherever needed and quickly learn new skills to effectively reach organizational and programmatic objectives.
- High emotional intelligence, empathy, conscientiousness and professionalism.
- A self-starter, collaborative attitude with the highest level of self-imposed accountability and integrity.
- Stellar work ethic, positive attitude and highly adaptive.
- Superb ability to manage up, as evidenced by noteworthy success working directly with and supporting senior academics/executive leaders.
- The ability to consistently operate with humility, grace, optimism and generosity.
As an organization committed to intentionally inclusive leadership, LAAF.org actively seeks and values diversity. We look forward to reviewing applications from all qualified candidates.
LAAF.org is actively searching for a Program Analyst to join the organization by summer 2020. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume using this link. The application deadline for this position is March 1, 2020; however, we will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To learn more, visit LAAF.org.
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