Berkeley-Haas offers a unique opportunity to launch an impact-focused career in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The shared vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy by providing next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic leaders and work with a grantmaking team impacting diverse issues and populations.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (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 Conservation and Science Program invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being.
Children, Families and Communities Program Summary
The foundations for a lifetime of health and learning are built in the first five years of a child’s life, and adults are key to making these foundations strong.
When adults know how to support a child’s healthy development and can create experiences for learning, children grow up with the curiosity and confidence they need to succeed in school and life.
Many different adults matter to a child’s growth—from parents to child care providers, educators, and health care professionals. They all play an important role in nurturing a child’s development, learning, and health.
We can help children have a strong start in life by ensuring that all the adults in their lives are equipped with the best information, coaching, resources, and support they need to help the children in their care grow and thrive.
We aim to:
Improve training and professional development for child care providers and educators so they can support children’s learning and growth.
Provide parents, family, and friends that care for children with the skills and support they need to create nurturing environments for children.
Ensure all children and their families have access to and can afford quality health care and health insurance coverage.
Strengthen California’s commitment to provide after-school and summer learning programs so our most vulnerable children do not fall behind.
The Analyst will perform analytical studies and make recommendations on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues. This position will take day-to-day direction from a CFC Program Officer.
Primary job responsibilities:
Work with CFC staff to conduct research and analysis and make recommendations on topics relevant to its work, including projects on systems development, scaling, advocacy in California, and learnings from the first 3 years of a 10 year strategy in early learning.
Provide key research, analysis, and support for policies at the intersection of early childhood
education and health.
Provide written reports and oral presentations to CFC, other Foundation staff and trustees,
grantees, and/or funding partners.
Work closely with CFC staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content
Experts to develop and implement early learning and health strategies.
The CFC fellow will need a strong background in either child/family healthcare policy or early childhood education (0‐5). The projects will rely on education, training, or experience in these topics, especially as they intersect to create healthy, growing communities.
Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social
science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields preferred.
Experience in healthcare policy or early childhood education (0‐5).
Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both
orally and in writing.
Solid ability to multi‐task with demanding timeframes.
Working skills to analyze large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports and
presentations that meet project objectives and timelines.
Demonstrated strong initiative, self‐motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple
simultaneous projects in diverse subprogram areas.
Knowledge of and experience with nonprofit issues
Proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
Professional and responsive demeanor: efficient, knowledgeable, tactful.
Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields with an emphasis on nonprofit management, organizational development and leadership development
Past experience as a consultant a plus
Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Apply online at the UC Berkeley Jobs
website (http://jobs.berkeley.edu), Job ID #24588. Please upload a cover letter and resume together as
one file when applying.
For more information visit: http://socialsector.haas.berkeley.edu/programs/philanthropy‐fellows.html Other Information This is a 15 month contract position. It is classified by the university as a Project/Policy Analyst 2.