The Surdna Foundation—a national, social justice, family foundation based in New York City—seeks a Program Officer for its Thriving Cultures Program. The Program Officer will be part of a three-person team led by a Program Director. The Program Officer works closely with the Program Director and a Program Associate on all aspects of the program, including both day-to-day operations and a broader learning agenda for the program.
At Surdna, Program Officers contribute to programmatic ideas and participate actively in grantmaking by developing and recommending grants and by administering projects in the program area. In addition, Surdna expects Program Officers to have expertise and knowledge in one or more of the substantive elements of the grantmaking program to help build networks among funders, as well as grantee-partners, around issues that need attention; communicate and advocate for social change; and develop partnerships to multiply the impact of the Foundation’s grantmaking investments.
A successful candidate will demonstrate an eagerness to engage in ongoing assessment of the Thriving Cultures Program’s priorities under the leadership of the Program Director, and to work with the Inclusive Economies and Sustainable Environments programs to develop cross-programmatic opportunities that ultimately help achieve the goal of creating just and sustainable communities.
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