Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Program Officer for the Global Children’s Rights (GCR) team. The GCR Program Officer will report to the Program Director and work with the Director, the Senior Program Officer, a Program Assistant, and other Wellspring staff on a global grantmaking program to advance the rights and wellbeing of children.
The Global Children’s Rights Program promotes the realization of the rights and wellbeing of children guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and locally defined concepts that support these principles. The Program supports children of all genders, abilities, and orientations, with a specific emphasis on girls. The program employs the following key values and principles in grantcraft: child-centered, rights-framed, locally generated, gender-sensitive, inclusive, and evidence-based.
The GCR portfolio aims to promote children’s thriving worldwide by strengthening the field of children’s rights, as well by preventing violence against girls and boys. The program strategies include accelerating progress through power-building, community-led and youth led-work, and fostering other new ways of working to advance children’s rights. The program also aims to foster progress through learning, knowledge generation, creation of effective interventions, and evidence-building. The team currently supports global advocacy and country-level work in East Africa and is exploring new geographies.
The Program Officer will co-manage an existing grant portfolio, and the role will consist of strategy implementation, analysis, grants management, monitoring and evaluation, and advancing the agenda through internal and external engagement with partners. It is envisioned that the new Program Officer’s role will include significant collaboration with the Senior Program Officer and the Program Assistant who currently manage the GCR grants.
o As needed, advise grantees on key organizational development issues such as governance, growth, fiscal planning, managing leadership and staff transitions, multi-year strategic planning, coaching, etc.
o As needed, connect grantees with opportunities, resources, and other actors in the field.
o As needed, assist grantees to craft stronger proposals.
o As needed, advise grantees on monitoring and evaluation, theories of change, foundational research, development of interventions, crafting outcomes and measurement.
o Assess the individual and collective impact of the grantees and assess how to expand the impact.
o Support grantees in their own learning.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements/Qualifications
Values, Skills, and Abilities
Education, Experience, and Knowledge
o Familiarity with trends in public, private, and philanthropic investment in child rights, education, and child development.
Salary range: $110,000–$120,000, depending on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of 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, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment OR college savings assistance for dependents, and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.
WELLSPRING PHILANTHROPIC FUND
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:
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcomes such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply.
Wellspring 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 Foundation’s service needs and business requirements. All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law (e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.)
HOW TO APPLY:
For employment consideration, please submit application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject Line: “[Your name]— GCR PO.” 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 November 19th, 2018