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From: Spencer Foundation <dfischer@spencer.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Subject: Spencer Foundation job opening: Associate Program Officer
To: mcole@ucsd.edu

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 *The Spencer Foundation* seeks to hire an *Associate Program Officer* to
work with Foundation staff to implement goals in all aspects of its
programmatic work.  The Foundation’s purpose is to foster the development
of new knowledge about education with the aim of educational improvement.
The successful candidate must be capable of working collaboratively with
Program staff on developing and sustaining its research, fellowship and
communications programs. Responsibilities include writing analytic reviews
to support the development of research programs; these reviews may be based
on literature reviews, conversations with leading researchers, conference
proceedings, and findings from recent grantmaking.  Other responsibilities
include planning and organizing conferences with grantees and scholars;
representing the Foundation at meetings and conferences and preparing
reports and presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Duties also include working with Foundation staff, external committees and
reviewers on the process and management of submitted proposals and grants,
including reviewing grant proposals and facilitating external reviews;
providing comments on proposals; preparing and presenting proposal
recommendations; writing summaries of progress reports from grants and
coordinating, monitoring and evaluating activities and outcomes for a
portfolio of programmatic work.
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 Associate Program Officer will report to designated members of the
Program staff.  The appointment entails a three-year non-renewable
contract.  An additional one-year non-renewable term may be considered.

   - A PhD, EdD or other comparable graduate/professional degree with
   substantial concentration in education or a related social science field is

   - 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.

   - Experience in a role requiring collaboration within an organization,
   as well as a demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy.

Salary commensurate with experience.  The Foundation is an equal
opportunity employer.  Mail a letter of interest and current resume by
30, 2013* to:
         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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