Program Associate, Environment

Hiring Organization: 
The JPB Foundation
City and State: 
New York, NY
Description: 

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, ENVIRONMENT

The JPB Foundation is a national philanthropy based in New York, whose mission is to advance opportunity in the United States through transformational initiatives that empower those living in poverty, enrich and sustain our environment, and enable pioneering medical research. JPB’s three program areas are Poverty, Environment, and Medical Research. JPB’s Environment Program focuses on enabling resilient communities through four programs which include energy, environmental health, green infrastructure, and environmental justice.

Position Summary

As JPB continues to work remotely, the Environment Program’s programmatic and administrative needs have grown. The Environment Program is seeking two Program Associates (PAs) to support the Environment Program. The PAs will provide programmatic and administrative support to Program Officers in the Environment Program. The PAs will also work as part of a collaborative team to strengthen the operations and administration of the Program and The JPB Foundation overall.

Responsibilities

Program Support

  • Portfolio: This could include working closely with Program Officers in managing and tracking grants; reviewing progress reports and drafting progress report review summaries; coordinating with Grants Management to create and maintain grant records in Fluxx (online grant management system); acquiring information from or delivering information to grantees; conducting research to deepen JPB’s knowledge on current issues in the field or potential grantees including ongoing field tracking and producing written materials for the Environment Team; and other special projects as needed.
  • Communications: This could include drafting articles about the work of JPB’s Environment Team; managing relationships with philanthropic serving organizations including supporting staff involvement in conferences and speaking engagements; tracking interactions with grantee partners; drafting letters to organizations inquiring about JPB; and supporting Program Officers in responding to grantees’ questions and support grantees in JPB’s grant process.
  • Meetings: This could include preparing for meetings by assembling background materials; corresponding with meeting participants; sharing agendas and meeting materials with all participants; taking notes and saving in relevant electronic location; following up with items from meetings; participating in webinars, convenings, conferences, and funder briefings coordinated by grantees, other foundations and/or thought leaders; and preparing reports.

Administrative Support

  • Support team management and workflow across the Environment Program. This includes supporting the administration of the Environment Program team meeting.
  • Schedule in-person, phone, and virtual meetings, send meeting invitations, reserve rooms, and coordinate with other administrative staff as necessary to facilitate meeting logistics.
  • Submit expense reports for Program Officers and confirm travel itineraries.
  • Collaborate with Program Associates in the Poverty Program and other JPB staff on cross-program administrative work.

Qualifications, Competencies and Behaviors

  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant full-time work experience, with a particular interest in the nonprofit, philanthropic, or public sector in fields related to the focus areas of JPB, including the environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to a changing environment.
  • Sound judgment and integrity enjoys work in both a collaborative environment and independently.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and able to learn other programs to support the work. Experience working with Fluxx a plus.
  • Passion for and commitment to JPB’s mission and values.

Additional Considerations:

We seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool in the belief that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving our goals.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with JPB. JPB offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package.

Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

How to Apply: 
Please email resume and cover letter to: HR@JPBFoundation.org. Please use subject line: Program Associate, Environment, YOUR NAME
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Publish date: 
09/10/2021
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