Location: San Francisco
Reports to: VP of Program Development
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. The Foundation’s current focus is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided more than $1.87 billion in grants to organizations throughout California. With about $2.3 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $95.9 million in 2018. We have about 50 staff in our San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The Irvine Foundation is committed, internally and externally, to the values of accountability, curiosity, empathy, equity, nimbleness, partnership, and transparency.
The Foundation has created a team to identify and develop new opportunities that advance our singular goal. This Program Development team conducts research, assess ideas, builds partnerships (with business, labor, nonprofit, and public sector leaders), and develops plans to pursue innovative opportunities in support of our overarching goal and current grantmaking initiatives. This new team, led by the VP for Program Development, works directly with the CEO, has significant interaction with the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and partners with portfolio team colleagues.
The Director of Program Development (DPD):
This role reports to Amy Saxton, the Vice President for Program Development, who guides, mentors, and oversees the work. The DPD interacts frequently with the CEO, who provides overall leadership for the exploration of new opportunities for impact. The DPD partners with a second Director of Program Development, the VP for Program Implementation, and Initiative Leads on the Program Team to assess, plan, integrate, and implement new impact opportunities. This role supervises the work of an analyst who will structure and execute analysis to support assessment and development of opportunities.
The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to contribute to the mission of the Irvine Foundation and experience working in either/both of the private and public sectors; operational management experience, as well as experience developing effective relationships with senior leaders in other institutions. The right candidate will have demonstrated:
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to:
Mail: The James Irvine Foundation
Human Resources Department
One Bush Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Application deadline: Open until filled
The James Irvine Foundation offers an attractive benefits package. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants who reflect the diversity of California. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered pursuant to the FCO.
The Foundation greatly appreciates all expressed interest.