Program Officer, Law and Policy, Social Change Portfolio

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is now seeking nominations and applications for a Program Officer, Law and Policy in its US Programs, Social Change portfolio. The Program Officer (Law and Policy) plays an important role in developing and managing workplans focused on law and policy, including deepening the Foundation’s investments in legal and policy organizations working to expand access to abortion and contraception through litigation, policy, and advocacy strategies at the state and federal level.

The Program Officer will bring strong relationship-building skills to their role as a grant maker, developing trust-based and collaborative partnerships with portfolio grantees. The Program Officer will co-develop and then take responsibility for implementation of workplans that serve STBF’s goals, including identifying gaps or liabilities in movement work, securing internal or external stakeholder buy-in, seeking out new grantees, and shepherding new and existing grants through the proposal and reporting processes. They will uphold high standards for stewarding the Foundation’s resources, including budgeting, grant monitoring, and compliance. Managing goal-oriented work plans may additionally entail setting learning agendas, preparing grants for approval by Senior Program Officers, making budget recommendations, and communicating grantee progress or challenges to others. Additionally, in keeping with the values of STBF, they will collaborate with colleagues and join a diverse team of people deeply committed to equitable practices and reducing disparities in the workplace as well as in the field. This position reports to a Senior Program Officer in the Social Change portfolio.

The Program Officer will approach the position of grant maker with a profound sense of modesty, integrity, and cooperation. They will be capable of establishing relationships with their grantees that are expert, responsive, conscientious, and collaborative in their thinking. They will participate in site visits to remain informed about the progress of the portfolio grantees and convene meetings, if required, to contribute supplementary knowledge that guides the work of USP. They shall provide input for the STBF Board reports and establish or sustain connections with other funders involved in the movement.

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  • Nadira Fant
    published this page in Job Board 2024-01-31 11:28:34 -0500