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Native Americans in Philanthropy is dedicated to increasing and nurturing Indigenous representation in the philanthropic sector. With that in mind, the opportunities on our Job Board fit one of the following criteria:    

  1. The position is within a philanthropic or nonprofit organization 
  2. The position itself is philanthropic in nature and/or focuses on roles essential to or valued by the philanthropic sector i.e. fundraising, grantmaking, gift processing or development, donor relations, nonprofit management and/or administration, social justice, equity, conservation, etc.  

Please submit your job opportunity here and note that assessment and approval of submissions can take up to 48 hours.

NOTE: Positions marked as "Featured" are either Native-focused roles or based at organizations focused on Native communities.

Program Officer

Sunlight Giving California $100,000-$150,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

The Program Officer provides day-to-day management of relationships with approximately 80 current grantee partners and any prospective grantee partners, performs due diligence on organizations, and participates in grantmaking planning, budgeting, and strategy. The Program Officer works with nonprofits, community members, staff, board members, and external partners to learn from and better understand local, regional, and national trends related to children and families living in poverty and safety net services.

All Wildcard team members are responsible for contributing to collective learning and to organization-wide projects such as DEI, building frameworks and systems, and ensuring our work incorporates best practices and reflects our beliefs and values.

A successful candidate is an independent self-starter, collaborative team player, and confident liaison. They are curious, open-minded, and perceptive and demonstrate strong emotional intelligence. Given this role’s proximity to the donor, the individual must have the ability to execute a high level of confidentiality, discretion, and sound judgment.

Core areas of responsibility

  • Grantmaking facilitation
  • Grantee partnership and support
  • Program strategy development and implementation
  • Grant planning and budget management

  • Field and sector learning and networking

  • Collaborative work, including project management and team leadership

  • Knowledge facilitation

  • External Wildcard representation

Essential competencies

  • Lived experience with, or demonstrated commitment to, issues we address/communities we serve

  • Professional experience in nonprofit sector/understanding of grantee perspective

  • Ability to analyze nonprofit programs, operations, and financials

  • Mission-driven with knowledge of program areas and communities, and desire to pursue continuous learning

  • Ability to advance individual workstreams and to work in collaboration as a member of a team

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and empathy for both internal and external stakeholders

  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability

  • Alignment with our organizational beliefs and values

Relevant competencies

  • Understanding of principles of trust-based philanthropy

  • Experience applying a racial equity lens in grantmaking and program design

  • A commitment to ongoing individual and collective learning on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Project management skills

  • Familiarity (or ability to gain familiarity) with systems and processes, including Asana, Fluxx, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Slack, and Slab

Not required for this role

  • Advanced data management skills

  • Operations experience

  • People management experience

Office Location
Our office is in Palo Alto, California. Based on position, staff are expected to work in the office one to three days per week to convene as small teams, perform group projects, or gather as the full Wildcard Giving team. This position requires regular travel in 5 counties (Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz) within Sunlight Giving’s 10-county geographic range.

Hours: Full time, exempt. Company hours are 9am – 5pm. Your schedule will be set in collaboration with your manager.

Reports to: Program Director

Target Starting Salary: $131,500 - $138,865
We aim to offer a competitive salary and benefits package for employees that enables us to hire and retain a strong team in balance with our organizational beliefs and values, and that offers a sense of motivation, appreciation and fairness for staff. An external compensation consultant performs analysis on our salaries annually and recommends a percentage increase based on local market data to support our pay philosophy and goals.

Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents, 401K retirement plan with employer automatic and matching contributions, flexible spending account/dependent care account, and more.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2024

Ideal Start Date: April/May 2024

To apply: Please use this link to submit your information and resume

Hiring Process and Timeline
Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should expect:

  • An initial virtual interview with the Program Director to discuss general qualifications and share more detail about the position and our organization

  • A virtual interview with both the Program Director and Managing Director

  • In-person group interview(s) held with members of our team

  • A final in-person interview with the organization’s donor/principal

All final candidates must provide three relevant employment references and be able to verify the right to work in the United States.

Sunlight Giving is an equal opportunity employer and we do not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, culture, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status.

Equity is one of our core values, and we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment for our employees. We are also committed to treating every applicant for this position with respect and dignity. We look forward to learning more about you and how your unique skills and experiences can potentially enrich our team.

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