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From: Spencer Foundation <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Subject: Spencer Foundation job opening: Senior Program Officer
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*SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER*
*The Spencer Foundation* seeks to add a creative and forward-looking
colleague to its program team. The Foundation’s purpose is to foster the
development of new knowledge about education with the aim of educational
improvement. We seek an individual who can add to our capacity to act
strategically in fashioning programs of inquiry in education as well as in
promoting more effective communication and networking among those who
develop and use knowledge in education.
The successful candidate must be capable of identifying strategic
opportunities; recruiting researchers and policy analysts to conduct the
work; organizing the review and evaluation of various grant proposals and
applications; reviewing and responding to grant reports and related
correspondence; facilitating review committee meetings and managing an
extensive external peer review process. Duties also include administrative
work related to the management of Foundation programs and program staff,
the collection and analysis of data pertaining to program operations, and
the preparation of reports for the Foundation’s executive team and for its
In addition, program staff are entitled and encouraged to participate in
the Foundation’s research time program that permits them to devote up to
20% of the workweek to their own research.
The Senior Program Officer position entails a four-year contract that is
eligible for a one-time renewal.
- A PhD, EdD or other comparable graduate/professional degree with
substantial concentration in education or a related social science field is
- Experience in a leadership role requiring collaboration within an
organization, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and
- Evidence of continued engagement with scholarly work in her/his field.
- Evidence of strong research and analytic skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and competing demands and to
establish priorities and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills.
Salary is dependent upon experience. The Spencer Foundation has excellent
benefits, including TIAA/CREF. The Foundation is an equal opportunity
employer. Send a letter of interest and current resume by *November 30,
Director of Personnel
The Spencer Foundation
625 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611
625 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 1600 | Chicago, IL 60611 US
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