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Program Officer - Civic Engagement

Program Officer - Civic Engagement
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Job Description: 

The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for guiding the inaugural grantmaking and leadership portfolio of civic engagement, which will reflect the Foundation’s focus area of First Amendment freedoms of the press, speech, and expression.

The Foundation is seeking a strategic thinker and thoughtful professional who respects community ideals in order to lift voices and opportunities for marginalized communities across the Central Valley. The ideal candidate has a strong record of experience working at a strategic program level at a foundation or at a community-based or similar organization, upholding the utmost of professionalism, honoring proprietary in community, organizational, and interpersonal transactions, decisions, and communications. Through its work, CVF lifts community voices by honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion, improves education access, and ensures all people, especially children, have pathways to a fulfilling life in the Central Valley - these institutional qualities are core to the Foundation. This position will represent the Foundation and will reflect the diverse backgrounds and talents of the people and communities CVF serves. A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for CVF’s work; a spirit of accountability and collaboration; and, a commitment to creating – and communicating - powerful stories of the impact of this work that are grounded in rigor and data

Leadership in extensive grantmaking, community convening & collaboration, strategic planning, resourceful problem-solving, and community engagement with diverse audiences is desired.

See the attached document for more information.