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About The Burke Foundation
The Burke Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation in Princeton, NJ. The Foundation was established in 1989 by the late Jim Burke and his wife Diane Burke with the mission of improving the health and well-being of underserved children. It invests in the most promising initiatives narrowing developmental, achievement, and health gaps in New Jersey.
We use rigorous research and human-centered design thinking to support and sustain long-term community partnerships that improve child health and early learning outcomes for underserved children and families. We have a special emphasis on the cities of Newark, Trenton, and Camden. Our grants will be offered alongside technical assistance focused on data collection, outcomes, and the creation of results-oriented frameworks in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our partners.
The Foundation has assets of approximately $100 million and operates with a small professional staff, as well as an active and committed Board of Trustees. For more information, please visit our website at www.burkefoundation.org.
As part of an organizational expansion, the Foundation is now seeking a Program Officer to work alongside its current four-person team (President, Executive Director, Program Associate, and Executive Assistant).
Overview of Program Officer Position
The Program Officer will lead the implementation of the Foundation’s birth-to-five portfolio identifying, supporting and scaling evidence-backed programs that empower families and equip children with the core life skills needed to become healthy adults. He or she will also take a leading role in the management of the Foundation’s early childhood grantmaking portfolio.
Requirements and Qualifications
Compensation and Benefits
The Program Officer is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. The position is located in downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for benefits, including 401k retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, and health insurance. The Program Officer will report to the Executive Director.
How To Apply
While we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled, apply by June 15 for priority consideration. We would like to have the selected candidate start in August or early September. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with Program Officer in the title.
Please note that finalists will be subject to background and reference checks, and that a writing sample will be requested. No telephone inquiries, please.
The Burke Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.