The Education Program Officer provides a wide range of analytical and programmatic support for the Foundation’s Education Team. This position helps to implement new scholarship initiatives; tracks grantmaking from application to reporting; develops and maintains relationships with grantees and educational partners; monitors and reports on developments within fields of interest; and supports planning and implementation of special programs, projects, and events.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists with implementation of new scholarship programs and vetting potential partners
- Respond to inquiries and provide direction to interested applicants
- Assists the Director of Education in managing program evaluation, grant agreements, and grant amendments.
- Coordinate and participate in calls, meetings, and site visits.
- Perform due diligence on grant requests and reports.
- Prepare request summaries and present funding recommendations.
- Develop grant agreements and other grant-related communications.
- Track progress, troubleshoot problems, and support grantee success.
- Assist in the planning and preparation of material for meetings, events, and travel.
- Develop and evaluate scholarship-related grantmaking strategies and impact.
- Research and synthesize information related to grants, legislation impacting scholarship providers, and areas of interest.
- Performs other duties as needed.
- Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
- Knowledge of and experience in the non-profit, or higher education sectors required.
- Understanding of scholarship programs and financial aid processes desirable.
- Experience with project management, analysis, and communications.
- Ability to synthesize large amounts of information.
- Highly professional and show discretion dealing with confidential information.
- Flexible with the ability to multitask and work independently.
- Strong technology skills - ability to use multiple software packages, including Microsoft Office Suite, and general office equipment (e.g., copier, fax, phone system).
- Willingness to work flexible hours/overtime when the need arises
- Receptive to feedback.
- Enjoy and excel at working as part of a team.
- Passion for the Foundation’s mission.
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and change in a dynamic and professional setting.
- Tracks progress, troubleshoots problems and supports grantee success.
- Performs due diligence on grant requests and reports.
- Valid driver’s license.
Work is primarily conducted in-person in a typical office environment between the hours of
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tasks involve continuous sitting and constant use of hand/finger dexterity, hearing, and typing. Time is also spent out in the community meeting with organizations and exploring topics of interest. Regular travel by personal vehicle is required. Air travel and some evening and weekend meetings are