San Francisco or Los Angeles
Director of Program Development
Open Until Filled
Program Strategy Analyst
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 Program Strategy Analyst will provide support to the Foundation’s Portfolio Management Team on strategy development and portfolio operations and will be a key member of the Foundation’s new Program Development Team, which was recently created to identify and develop new partnerships and opportunities to advance our singular goal and current grantmaking initiatives.
The Program Strategy Analyst will conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis in support of grantmaking and strategic partnerships, planning, and executing key projects; prepare clear and compelling presentation materials and assist with grantmaking portfolio budget projections; and be involved in the initial screening of potential grantees, preparing docket materials, and monitoring ongoing grants.
Reporting to the Director of Program Development, the Program Strategy Analyst will also work closely with the Chief of Staff and Planning, and VP of Program Development to support projects across the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio, including opportunity identification and assessment, initiative strategy, new partnerships, and internal learning.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducts qualitative and quantitative research and analysis. Takes responsibility for identifying information sources, gathering and interpreting data, and sharing findings with Executive Team, Portfolio Management Team, Program Development Team, and colleagues across the organization. For example, this could include reviewing and synthesizing secondary research, engaging in primary interviews with experts and summarizing results, or developing financial and budget models. Provides teams with powerful facts and analyses that inform team questions and lead to improved strategic decision-making.
- Prepares clear and compelling presentation materials. This will include PowerPoint presentations, Excel, and other tools. Presents findings in a compelling and clear fashion to team members, staff leaders, and external constituents as needed.
- Provides project management support, participates in the planning and execution of projects, and participates in cross-functional teams, as assigned by Portfolio Management Team and/or Program Development Team.
- Supports grantmaking portfolio budget analysis, including forward-looking financial projections.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of the priorities for an assigned initiative and a working knowledge of the priorities of other initiative areas of the Foundation.
- In coordination with assigned initiative team(s), provides grants administration support for the grantmaking process and the maintenance of active grants.
- A strong desire to contribute to the mission of The James Irvine Foundation.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree and 3 to 5 years work experience related to the role; or a history and background that provides equivalent experience.
- Experience in an analyst or junior consultant role, where quantitative and qualitative research and analysis was core. Management consulting experience a plus.
Desired skills and abilities
- Demonstrated technical skills in data collection, synthesis, analysis, and interpretation
- Expert facility with PowerPoint and Excel modeling.
- A personal style characterized by humility, flexibility, self-awareness, accessibility, curiosity, a sense of humor, and the ability to work with grace under pressure
- Strong organizational skills; self-directed with excellent follow-through and the ability to manage process, plan workflow, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines; good attention to detail and follow-through are essential.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with individuals and teams at all levels of the organization, representing different interests and needs
- Good judgment with a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy
Download the job description here.
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.