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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 19, 2021
UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.
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About the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach common goals. The Foundation’s goals and how it carries out its work reflects its commitment to equity and justice. A staff of 130 conducts the day-to-day operations and a Board of Trustees oversees the work of the Foundation. David and Lucile Packard passed on the following core set of values: integrity; respect for all people; belief in individual leadership; commitment to effectiveness; and the capacity to think big. For more information about the David and Lucile Packard Foundation visit: https://www.packard.org/
About the Conservation and Science Program
The Conservation and Science (C&S) program at the Packard Foundation is focused on the challenge of sustainability—finding development paths that meet human needs while protecting and restoring the ecological systems upon which all life depends. It prioritizes solutions to climate change—an urgent, undeniable, and unique threat that touches all cultures and geographies. Climate change disrupts earth’s natural systems. It threatens public health, global development, and safety. And it hurts the world’s most vulnerable people most of all. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years is essential to stabilize our climate. It is a problem that can be solved in ways that provide economic and social benefits for all.
The Program Analyst will support the loosely defined “Climate and Land” team comprised of the Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation (ALC), Bioenergy, and Palm Oil grantmaking strategies. This team executes grantmaking internationally and domestically to support livelihoods for smallholder farmers, rural, forest-dependent, and indigenous communities while also conserving tropical forest areas; reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by the expansion of commodity agriculture and associated with bioenergy; and enhancing the ability of natural ecosystems to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through reforestation and carbon sequestration. It includes a Director, Program Officers, Program Associates, and in-country Advisors in Ethiopia and Indonesia. The Program Analyst will be deeply engaged with the Climate and Land team, along with our internal and external partners, in this process.
The C&S program also recognizes that as members of the philanthropic community they have a responsibility to be agents of change. The team recognizes that the power imbalances in the systems in which they work are barriers to achieving our goals. C&S is committed to addressing these imbalances, promoting diversity, and advancing equity and inclusion through the use of financial and human resources. The Program Analyst will help the strategy teams implement and be accountable to this commitment.
About the Program Analyst Fellowship
The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic and nonprofit leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations.
The position will support the Foundation’s C&S Climate program through participating in grantmaking, strategic planning, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. This position will take day-to-day direction from the ALC Program Officer.
While placed at the Packard Foundation, the fellow will also enjoy full support from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business’ Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Berkeley supervisor will provide context for the foundation world, access to resources for fellowship success, and personal coaching and supervision. As the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget to allow the fellow to attend capacity building and philanthropy conferences nationally and locally, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the program analyst’s next desired career goal. More information about past and present Research Analysts within Conservation & Science is available here: https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/climate/conservation-and-science-research-analysts/.
The fellowship begins November 1, 2021 and ends October 31, 2023.
This position is based onsite at The Packard Foundation, Los Altos.
For more information, please visit https://haas.berkeley.edu/cssl/programs-events/philanthropy-fellows/
· Provides analyses for complex budget, financial, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers.
o Conducts yearly review of grants, outcomes and impact and presents results.
o Gathers complex data from experts, literature research and other foundations to inform grant making areas of focus.
o Assesses and recommends financial investments across the C&S portfolio.
· Researches and summarizes best practices in field. Tracks trends and innovations in conservation and science to inform grant making.
o Tracks works of other foundations, governments and multilaterals on conservation investments to identify opportunities/gaps and explore potential partnerships.
o Overall seeks training to allow position to grow and develop.
· Proposes, leads and / or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups. Provides strategy development for organizational or research initiative.
o Participates on foundation-wide committees such as on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
o Participates and leads C&S annual and semiannual retreats to review progress, identify changes needed, and plan for future strategy.
· Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization or initiative.
o Conservation & Science is a key program of the foundation, and the Analyst develops funding recommendations for the program and oversees grant distribution, evaluation and learning.
o Leads the monitoring and evaluation function.
o Overall seeks training to allow position to grow and develop.
· Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field. Provides technical guidance and quality assessment.
o Coordinates programs with other funders in joint ventures.
o Coordinates formal external evaluations of programs and investments.
· Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature.
o Leads studies on emerging issues.
o Leads studies on diversity and inclusion among grantees.
· Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, and speeches.
o Writes detailed grant recommendations and executive summaries for presentation to the senior leadership and board of trustees.
o Presents to senior leadership and board of trustees.
o Provides briefings on new areas of interest to senior leadership.
· Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
o Regularly communicates with all members of the C&S team.
o Communicates and oversees work with evaluators, consultants, content experts, and related foundations and grantees.
o Travels to visit grantees, collect information, gather insights.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $82,404.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Click here to go to the UC Berkeley job posting site. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a two-year, full-time, 40-hours per week, Contract appointment.
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