The International Children’s Education (ICE) Program Officer works with the Program Director, the Senior Program Officer, a Program Associate, and other Wellspring staff on an international grantmaking program that works to transform basic education in Africa to ensure a relevant, high-quality primary and secondary education for all children within more equitable and accountable educational systems. The program includes thematic concentrations on evidence-building and accountability for the right to education.
The work of the Program Officer will consist of staying abreast of relevant issues, trends, and policy developments; managing part of the program’s grants portfolio, to include monitoring and evaluating existing grants and soliciting and recommending new or continuing grants; building and maintaining relationships with other donors; building and maintaining new and current grantee relationships; and participating in funder collaboratives, among other things. Additional responsibilities include mentoring junior staff, participation in cross-programmatic and foundation-wide activities, and development and implementation of funding strategies and grantmaking best practices.
It is envisioned that the new Program Officer’s onboarding will include significant overlap with the Senior Program Officer who currently manages ICE grants.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements/Qualifications
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND KNOWLEDGE
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary range: $110,000 – $120,000 based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC.
Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:
As a private foundation, Wellspring’s key functions are to conduct research and education tailored to our mission; manage a grantmaking portfolio of various programs, administer grants and monitoring grantee performance; and work to promote the effectiveness of programs that receive donor funding.
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund hires, promotes and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Firm’s service needs and business requirements. Wellspring welcomes candidates with diverse experience backgrounds and strongly encourages people of color to apply.
All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law (each a “protected characteristic”). This policy also bans discriminatory harassment. Qualified candidates for employment having records of arrest or criminal conviction will be considered.
HOW TO APPLY
For employment consideration, please submit application to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: “[Your name]— ICE Program Officer.” All applications must include:
No phone calls please.
NOTE: At this time our preference is that applicants have work authorization to work in the United States. If you need sponsorship, please let us know in your cover letter.
The application deadline is February 23rd, 2018.