job: senior program office, DC, with salary info

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Fri Oct 3 11:18:56 CDT 2008


From: Tina Kroll <tkroll at wgf.org>

Salary range is $120-$130K.

WALLACE GLOBAL FUND

JOB DESCRIPTION

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER – CITIZENS EMPOWERMENT AND DEMOCRACY



The Wallace Global Fund, a private charitable foundation located in 
Washington DC, with program areas in environmental sustainability, 
international family planning and reproductive rights, criminal justice, 
media reform and civic participation, is seeking a Senior Program 
Officer for its Civic Empowerment and Democracy program.



The Fund is looking for an outstanding strategic thinker with natural 
ability to work independently and proactively to construct a grants 
portfolio in the civic engagement and progressive movement building 
area. As the Fund is working to build greater synergies across program 
areas, we seek a candidate that can bring their knowledge and skills to 
our other program areas, strengthening our capacity to build effective 
movements for social change and successful advocacy strategies.



Qualified candidates should apply by October 15, 2008. Position is based 
in Washington, DC. Although full-time, there is some flexibility with 
hours. Competitive, professional salary, excellent benefits.



Please email a cover letter of no more than 1 page and a resume via 
email ONLY to tkroll at wgf.org



Please do not call or email with questions or to verify receipt of 
applications. The Fund will contact applicants. Thank you.





The Senior Program Officer – Citizen’s Empowerment and Democracy -- is 
responsible for:



Ø Implementing the Fund’s mission and guidelines by structuring program 
goals and objectives into effective grantmaking;



Ø Developing strategies for grantmaking, and working in collaboration 
with both grantseekers and donors in the planning, design, management, 
and evaluation of grants;



Ø Identifying future program directions, new opportunities, and 
innovative, cutting-edge strategies to support the Fund’s mission, using 
a range of tools and the Fund’s resources to advance its goals;



Ø Knowing the central issues and key players in those areas of the civic 
engagement and advocacy fields in which the Fund has interests; 
experience in policy development, electoral work, congressional 
advocacy, and/or short term voter mobilization linked to long term 
movement building;.



Ø Representing the Fund in the larger non-profit, advocacy, and 
philanthropy communities, to build partnerships in the work;



Ø Contributing to internal teamwork and supporting cross program 
initiatives; bringing the knowledge of civic engagement strategies to 
the Fund’s other program goals and strategies;



Ø Supervising consultants as necessary; and



Ø Conducting and overseeing necessary administrative work connected with 
grants.





Qualifications:

Ø Masters degree and minimum 5 years experience in relevant field;



Ø An understanding of progressive social change, the non profit sector, 
and the role of philanthropy;



Ø A commitment to the foundation’s mission and goals, knowledge of 
environmental issues and the role of the media in civic empowerment desired;



Ø A strategic thinker with intellectual curiosity, research and 
networking skills, and an exceptional ability to synthesize and analyze 
information;



Ø A willingness to take a flexible, multi-disciplinary approach to 
grantmaking;



Ø Experience working in the Global South or connecting US non-profits 
with global counterparts desired;



Ø An ability to balance a high degree of independence with a willingness 
to collaborate, while supporting organizational development.



Ø Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required (up 
to 20% of time).



Ø Positive disposition and ability to contribute to a fun, dynamic, and 
peaceful work environment.









Tina Kroll-Guerch
Executive Assistant
Wallace Global Fund
1990 M Street, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
202-452-1530 x108; fax 202-452-0922
www.wgf.org







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