Program Associate

Hiring Organization: 
The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc.
City and State: 
New York, NY

The PCLB Foundation – a private family foundation based in New York City – is committed to “giving motivated people the tools they need to help themselves.” Over time, the best tool the Foundation has found is access to a high-quality education.  Education is, therefore, PCLB’s largest grant portfolio with a goal to give all children the opportunities afforded by a high-quality, K-12 public education – one that prepares them to succeed in college and in life.

The Program Associate will support PCLB’s program team in the Foundation’s grant-making, with a focus on PCLB’s Education portfolio and on all grant-related data.  More specifically, the Program Associate will be responsible for the following:

  • Support Program staff in developing grant-making strategies and building strong relationships with grantees, especially within PCLB’s Education portfolio.  This includes significant research work, along with support in grantee meetings and communications.   
  • Support Program staff in the grant-making process, including review of reports/proposals, conducting site visits, and preparing materials in two annual grant cycles. 
  • Manage implementation of several “cohort grants” which span multiple organizations and entails workshop planning and coordination. 
  • Review, analyze and manage grantee data, including PCLB’s grantee performance measurements and education database.
  • Perform other responsibilities (such as grants tracking, financial reports, surveys, presentations, other special events/projects, etc.) related to PCLB’s grant-making.
  • Assist with preparation and execution of two annual Board meetings.
  • Respond to unsolicited contacts, explaining eligibility guidelines to these organizations, assessing the value of further conversations.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 1-3 years of experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer skills (especially Microsoft office) required.  Knowledge of Microsoft Power BI or Tableau a plus.
  • Experience with data and data analysis preferred.
  • Some exposure to/understanding of philanthropy preferred.
  • Commitment to high quality work.
  • Commitment to areas in which PCLB funds.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient problem solver.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: 
To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to  Please include “Program Associate” in the subject line.
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