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Program Associate, Social Change Portfolio

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Remote $80,000-$100,000
Policy/Advocacy Program Full Time

Job Details

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is now seeking nominations and applications for a Program Associate, in its US Programs, Social Change portfolio. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is a private grant-making Foundation with a U.S. home office in Omaha, Nebraska, and a global office in Kigali, Rwanda. With annual spending in excess of $800 million, it is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. The Foundation is unusual for donors of such size as it has only two main areas of grant making: 1) supporting efforts to reduce unintended pregnancy and ensure access to safe abortion in the U.S. and around the world and 2) to enable low-income students in Nebraska to attend and succeed in college. The Foundation currently employs over 70 staff across the U.S. and Kigali, Rwanda. The Foundation will not exist in perpetuity. After Mr. Buffett passes away (he is currently 93 years old), the Foundation’s grantmaking will grow substantially, then eventually sunset after 15 years.

The Program Associate holds a vital role in an integral part of the team, providing grantmaking, programmatic, and administrative support to Senior Program Officers and Program Officers on an assigned portfolio (Patients and Access or Social Change) on the US Programs team. Working closely with Senior Program Officers and Program Officers, the Program Associate will oversee facilitating smooth grantmaking processes, providing programmatic insights, and ensuring efficient administrative operations. The Program Associate, who reports to one of the Senior Program Officers, will assist two Program Officers by managing grants, tracking progress, and contributing to the portfolio's strategic direction. In addition, the Program Associate will work on special projects as needed, leveraging their organizational skills and attention to detail to move impactful philanthropic initiatives forward.

The Program Associate will provide essential support to Senior Program Officers and Program Officers to ensure smooth and efficient grantmaking. The Program Associate will approach the position of grant manager with an impeccable sense of modesty, integrity, and cooperation. This position requires a dynamic individual capable of managing multiple responsibilities effectively while maintaining a high level of accuracy and professionalism. Lastly, the Program Associate will possess a strong understanding of grantmaking processes and programmatic support, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, which are essential for liaising with internal stakeholders and external partners.


This search is being led by Cara Pearsall and Tyra Gravesande of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal. It is encouraged that applicants submit their application by April 19, 2024.

Accommodations: If a candidate needs accommodations, please let NPAG know.

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