Senior Program Officer

Hiring Organization: 
Charles H. Revson Foundation
City and State: 
New York, NY

Position Title:  Senior Program Officer

Classification:  Exempt/Full-time

Reports to:  President of the Foundation



The Charles H. Revson Foundation is seeking to hire a Senior Program Officer responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s program activity in its Urban Affairs and Education portfolio. 



Works closely with the President and staff to:

  • Conduct due diligence for prospective grants and develop and execute program strategies that support and strengthen the Foundation’s goals and mission in its Urban Affairs/Education portfolio, including direct responsibility for writing grant recommendations for Board consideration and discretionary grants authorized by the President. 
  • Conduct research on emerging issues and assess potential avenues of philanthropic investments.
  • Monitor, track, and assess individual grants and their alignment with the Foundation’s program goals.
  • Create collaborative relationships with key representatives from the public, philanthropic, private, and nonprofit sectors, including participation on relevant committees, funder collaboratives, and funding partnerships. 
  • Participate in the preparation and compilation of Board materials and present grant recommendations to the Board. 
  • Respond to questions, inquiries, and provide information and advice to grantees and potential grantees. 
  • Review all grant-related correspondence, including grant letters and contracts, and work with Grants Manager to ensure grant payments are made in a timely and expeditious manner. 
  • Work with Finance and administrative staff to review grantee financial statements and other matters related to due diligence, grants management, payment schedules, and grants monitoring. 
  • Work with the President on special projects, as they arise, including but not limited to communications and new program development. 



  • At least 10 years of professional experience in increasingly responsible positions in a field or fields directly relevant to the Foundation’s funding priorities.   
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Superb writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute projects, programs, and/or policy objectives in prior professional positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and networks that advance mission.
  • Self-starter, creative, and entrepreneurial in approach to formulating and acting on new ideas and approaches. 
  • Keen knowledge and understanding of New York City, and preferably policy and/or program expertise in one more sub-areas of the Foundation’s Urban Affairs/Education portfolio.
  • Ability to analyze the efficacy of grant proposals based on knowledge and experience in program execution, sound judgment, and knowledge of the external environment and context within which the potential grantee works. 
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with a small team and is willing to assist all other staff in carrying out tasks and activities, if needed. 
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment and prioritizes the importance of treating fellow staff and all others who interact with the Foundation with the highest levels of respect. 
  • Ability to respond to new assignments with flexibility and good cheer while meeting deadlines and responsibilities for ongoing work. 
  • Listens and responds to the inquires and needs of grant seekers, grantees, colleagues, and co-workers in a timely and respectful manner. 
  • Intellectual curiosity, personal modesty, sense of humor and a strong desire to improve and enhance the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers.  

Salary and benefits are competitive commensurate with experience.

The Charles H. Revson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Azade Ardali at Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone call, please.

How to Apply: 
Please send resume and writing sample to Azade Ardali at
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