Program Officer - AF

The Angell Foundation is a grantmaking organization that builds upon the charitable promise of David and Lynn Angell by promoting and advancing high-impact programs that help people empower themselves. The Program Officer will be responsible for designing and administering a portfolio of grants within the Foundation’s Spirituality focus area.

The Angell Foundation’s spirituality grantmaking seeks to help others bring their best selves to the world by cultivating the conditions for greater empathy, compassion and equanimity. Through strategic grantmaking, the Foundation funds a diverse array of programs that use deliberate skill-building approaches to equip individuals and nonprofit organizations with the tools to develop greater self-awareness, meaningful relationships, authentic leadership, and ultimately increase their capacity for effective action.

The Program Officer will work collaboratively with staff to shape the overall grantmaking strategy for this focus area and have primary responsibility for building a portfolio of investments that advance our goals. He or she will maintain close relationships with existing and potential grantees, identify new applicants, evaluate potential investments with a balanced touch and prepare and present all materials related to the funding recommendations. The Program Officer will be responsible for keeping abreast of new developments in the field and working with grantee partners to learn from and assess the impact of their work. Lastly, the Program Officer will be expected to clearly represent and articulate the aims of this grant-making both internally and externally and participate in public conversations with other organizations and funders.

The ideal candidate will be able to use an expansive worldview to guide their work. He or she shall be gracious, self-reflective, a person of great integrity and have respect for a variety of views and opinions. He or she must be well-organized, judicious in carrying out assignments with minimal direction and be a team player who listens respectfully, communicates clearly and collaborates well. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with reflective practices and have an understanding of both inner development and spiritual development. He or she will hold a Bachelor’s and/or advanced degree and have at least 5 years of work experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably with in a grantmaking environment.

The Angell Foundation funds programs in Southern California and New England and as a strategic grantmaker actively scouts prospective applicants and grantees; therefore, commuting and travel is required. The position will be housed in the Foundation’s offices in West Los Angeles, CA.

Qualified applicants should submit the requested materials via email to [email protected] by December 18, 2015. Please include Program Officer in the subject line. Applicants that do not include these materials will not be considered:

1. A substantive cover letter detailing your interest in The Angell Foundation and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

2. A resume/CV detailing education and relevant experience.

3. Salary history, including salary for your current position/employer.

4. A professional writing sample (no more than 10 pages).

More information about The Angell Foundation can be found at Please do not call the office regarding this position; we will contact you if we would like to learn more about you and your qualifications.

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