Philanthropy Post-Graduate Fellowships

The Partnership

the David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and CSSL offer a unique opportunity to provide recent graduates in business, public health, sciences, social sciences and policy an introduction to philanthropy. The shared vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy by providing next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic leaders and work with a grantmaking team impacting diverse issues and populations.

Through a competitive application process, Program Analysts are selected for the paid positions which can vary in duration. The Analyst will perform analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues. This fellowship provides extensive training, professional development, a strong network, and access to view the world of grantmaking at one of the largest foundations in the world.

Job Openings

Program Analyst - Oceans Program

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Summary

The position will support the Foundation’s grantmaking, strategic planning, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Ocean Subprogram. This position will take day-to-day direction from the Deputy Director for Oceans who leads the Ocean Team.

Core Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Work with the Ocean Team to evaluate, refresh, and implement ambitious strategies on ocean policy and conservation
  • Conduct research and analysis on topics that can inform the strategy development and implementation, such as tracking trends and innovations in conservation and science, and the work of other foundations, governments and multilaterals on conservation investments to identify opportunities/gaps and explore potential partnerships
  • Work on monitoring, evaluation and learning activities associated with the ocean grantmaking, such as reviewing learnings from past strategies and integrating those learnings into the future strategy
  • Work on grantmaking, including working with grantees to develop proposals, monitor progress, and review reports
  • Work on research, design, facilitation, and reporting for convenings of internal and external partners focused on specific topics of mutual interest (e.g., issues identified through the external evaluations)
  • Interact with the Foundation’s staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts to complete assigned projects
  • Engage in both the University and Foundation communities, including attending conferences, forums or workshops that are related to the Program Analyst’s work and professional development
  • Represent the Packard Foundation and the Haas School of Business at professional gatherings

Qualifications

We are seeking someone with strong analytical and strategic skills combined with the collaborative skills to work across Foundation teams and with partner organizations. You should consider applying if you desire a position to help further your career in environmental and conservation issues within the non-profit, private, or academic sectors. Qualifications for the position are:

  • Recently graduated with an advanced degree, and experience and/or graduate level education on topics relevant to ocean issues (this could involve a wide range of experiences, from work experience on community organizing for social or environmental issues, to course work on political science, economics, or the environment)
  • Intellectual agility and ability to analyze, conduct research, think critically and understand scientific, economic, social and policy studies, including quantitative and qualitative research
  • Strong adaptive cultural competence and a commitment to increase diversity in the environmental movement and in our own work, integrating justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture
  • Ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis and produce well-written reports which meet project objectives and timelines
  • Demonstrated strong initiative, self-motivation and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous tasks and projects in diverse areas
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and constituents
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to travel internationally to monitor grantees and attend professional meetings and conferences, and to represent the Packard Foundation and UC Berkeley at professional gatherings

Final Submissions for this job are required by April 1, 2020 at 5pm PST.

Program Analyst - Children, Families, and Communities

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Summary

The position will support the Foundation’s strategic planning, grantmaking, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning for the CFC program. This position will take day-to-day direction from a program officer in the CFC program.

Core Responsibilities

The Analyst will perform analytical studies and make recommendations on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues regarding children’s early learning and health. This position will take day-to-day direction from a CFC Program Officer.:

  • Investigate data, trends, opportunities and gaps in the field to explore a new strategy beyond 2024 in children’s early learning and health
  • Provide key research, analysis, and support for policies at the intersection of early childhood education and health
  • Conduct research and analysis and make recommendations on topics of interest, including projects on systems development, scaling, advocacy, and learnings from the first 6 years of a 10 year strategy in early learning in three communities in California
  • Provide written reports and oral presentations to CFC, other Foundation staff and trustees, grantees, and/or funding partners
  • Co-lead work on an early childhood nutrition
  • Work closely with CFC staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts to develop and implement early learning and health strategies

Qualifications

We are seeking someone with strong analytical and strategic skills combined with the collaborative skills to work across Foundation teams and with partner organizations. You should consider applying if you desire a position to help further your career in environmental and conservation issues within the non-profit, private, or academic sectors. Qualifications for the position are:

  • Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields, and/or equivalent training or experience, is preferred
  • Experience in healthcare policy or early childhood education (ages 0‐5)
  • Demonstrated ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports and presentations that meet project objectives and timelines
  • Strong writing skills to communicate research findings, analysis and recommendations for early learning and health strategies
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both orally and in writing
  • Solid ability to multi‐task and efficiently manage multiple simultaneous projects in diverse program areas with demanding timeframes
  • Demonstrated strong initiative and self‐motivation
  • Knowledge of and experience with nonprofit issues a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality

Final Submissions for this job are required by April 22, 2020 at 5pm PST.

Current Analysts

Tiffany Tran

Population and Reproductive Health Program

Tiffany joined the Population and Reproductive Health Program as a Program Research Analyst. She supports the United States subprogram with a focus in the southern states. Tiffany’s background is in community-based health education and promotion, program planning and implementation, and advocacy with a focus on comprehensive sexuality education and youth engagement. Prior to joining the foundation, Tiffany worked at Brown University supporting campus wide health initiatives to create cultural change around social wellbeing. Tiffany holds a Master of Science in Global Health from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science from Tulane University.

Jalang Conteh

Population and Reproductive Health Program

Jalang is from The Gambia and she supports the Population and Reproductive Health’s Sub Saharan Africa team as a Program Research Analyst through the Haas School of Business Philanthropy Fellowship. Jalang attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate education where she studied Women and Gender Studies and Public Health and holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from UC Berkeley, where she attended as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar. Her background is in community-based research, advocacy, and program implementation with a focus on family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Jalang is a huge proponent of the meaningful engagement of communities to advance reproductive health and rights. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jalang worked at the Institute of Health Policy Studies at UCSF, supporting the evaluation of multiple adolescent sexual health education programs.

Diana Garcia

Children, Families, and Communities Program

Diana joined the Children, Families, and Communities Program at the Packard Foundation as a Program Analyst in June 2018. Her interest in the overall well-being of children and families stems from her experience in NYC as an early childhood teacher. Prior to joining the foundation, Diana worked on a variety of projects related to program evaluation and development of community-based health interventions. She is committed to improving the health and well-being of marginalized communities using a systems wide approach. Diana graduated from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health from the Behavioral Sciences and Health Education department and a certificate in Maternal and Child Health. She also holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley.

Genora Givens

Conservation and Science Program, Climate, Agriculture

Genora joined the Conservation and Science Program at the Packard Foundation as a Climate Program Research Analyst. Genora primarily works with the Bioenergy, Palm Oil, and Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation Strategy teams on monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Prior to joining the Foundation, Genora was an Environmental Grantmakers Association Fellow at Clean Water Action researching the impact of oil and gas production on U.S. water quality and quantity. Her interests include land use law and watershed protection, as well as the development of methods to incorporate understandings of social vulnerability and inequity into analysis of geographic risk and watershed management and planning.

Shiyu Rachel Wang

Conservation and Science Program, Oceans

Rachel joined the Conservation and Science Program at the Packard Foundation as a Program Research Analyst. Her interests lie in improving global sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, protecting coastal wetlands, and enhancing environmental justice for underrepresented communities. She provides research and analysis to inform and evaluate the Ocean Strategy Framework. She also supports China’s ocean NGO capacity building by engaging with grantees and developing workstreams. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rachel served the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, working for the National Fisheries Service, Office of Aquaculture. Trained as an ecologist, Rachel received her M.S. from the University of Georgia, studying the carbon exchange in the salt marsh estuarine ecosystem. She also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Ocean University of China.

Maria Tourtchaninova

Organizational Effectiveness

Maria supports Organizational Effectiveness as a program analyst through the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In this role, she works on capacity building initiatives across the Foundation’s core program areas (Population & Reproductive Health; Conservation & Science; Children, Families & Communities). Maria has a background in strategy development, community-based research, and legislative advocacy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Maria worked on international and domestic projects related to gender-based violence, community development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is driven to create social impact by building evidence-based initiatives to address chronic challenges for under-served communities. Maria holds a Master of Social Welfare Management from UC Berkeley and a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Previous Analysts

Anitra Smith

Children, Families, and Communities Program

Anitra Smith joined the Packard Foundation as a Program Analyst with the Children’s Health subprogram. Anitra is particularly interested in health equity and improving the health and wellbeing of families. She researches and synthesize information related to health care coverage, access, and systems of care for California and the nation. The analysis Anitra provides informs the Foundation’s strategic direction on policy and advocacy. Prior to joining to the Foundation, Anitra worked in health care delivery systems on performance improvement and population health initiatives. Anitra holds a Master in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S in Human Development from the University of California, Davis.

India Alarcon

Children, Families, and Communities Program

India Alarcon is joining the Packard Foundation as a policy analyst for the Children, Families, and Communities Program.  India has a deep commitment to social justice and strives to advance the social sector by empowering organizations with effective, innovative, and adaptive research that can positively impact the communities they serve. She is passionate about early childhood policy and has significant expertise in the areas of early childhood education, development and health; K-12 education; child welfare; health inequities; housing disparities; and policy advocacy.  India comes to the Foundation with over seven years of professional consulting experience at LFA: Learning for Action, a San Francisco based consulting firm, where she managed a variety of evaluation, research, and organizational capacity-building projects for numerous social sector organizations. India holds a BS in Economics from Saint Mary’s College and a Master in Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.

Kate Chadwick

Local Grantmaking Program

Kate Chadwick was a Program Analyst with the Local Grantmaking Program at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Kate worked on all aspects of local grantmaking including due diligence and grantee engagement, as well as special projects. Prior to joining the Foundation Kate served as a research coordinator with Visa Inc., where she drafted a recommendation on how the company should organize around humanitarian aid. Kate spent ten years working both domestically and internationally in the non-profit and humanitarian aid sectors, including with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the American Red Cross (ARC), and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Kate holds a Master of Development Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts from The Colorado College.

Justina Acevedo-Cross

Justina Acevedo-Cross

Children, Families, and Communities

Justina Cross researches and synthesizes information related to children’s health insurance, preschool, and summer and afterschool extended learning opportunities for California and the nation. The analysis Justina provides helps to inform the Foundation’s strategic direction related to policy and advocacy. Prior to joining the Packard Foundation, she worked in the nonprofit sector for seven years as a communications professional, most recently at Women’s Initiative for Self Employment. She has served as a policy consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, CFED, and Net Impact together with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Justina received her Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Scripps College.

Katherine Murtha

Local Grantmaking

Katherine worked at the Packard Foundation developing a tool to annually assess community need for a range of funding areas. She also identified ways for foundations to leverage big data, foster collaboration, and improve transparency for mutual learning. Katherine graduated from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy with a Master of Public Policy in 2013 and earned her BA in Economics and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College.

Jennifer Shipp

Children, Families, and Communities

Jennifer Shipp worked with the Children, Families, and Communities Program where she performed research and analysis, prepared written reports across the grantmaking strategy, and engaged with grantees and on an RFP process. She is currently working with the Foundation’s Office of the General Counsel and is engaged on a variety of special projects around grantmaking compliance and Foundation policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jennifer worked as an corporate finance attorney in both New York and San Francisco. Since then, she has volunteered and consulted with local nonprofit organizations and a County Office of Education to perform policy analyses focused on increasing physical activity for children in Oakland, CA and improving professional development for elementary school teachers. Jennifer holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and a B.B.A. from Emory University.

Pilar Mendoza

Children, Families, and Communities

Pilar worked on a range of projects including advancing high quality preschool, summer learning and afterschool opportunities for California’s children and increasing access to children’s health coverage nationwide. Previously, she worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Advancement Project, a nonprofit public policy organization, where she conducted a series of community needs assessments and helped to develop a comprehensive youth gang violence prevention strategy and for the City and County of Los Angeles. Pilar holds a Master of Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a BA in History from Swarthmore College.

Jessica Mancini

Local Grantmaking

Jessica previously worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting and most recently worked with social enterprises including REDF and Rubicon National Social Innovations in a business development capacity. She has also served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Namibia where she was a high school teacher and managed the construction of village kindergartens. Jessica holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business.

The Experience

“Working with a diverse group of leaders, both grantees and Foundation staff, has strengthened my understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by nonprofits and the unique role philanthropy plays in the nonprofit sector. I have appreciated the opportunity to use the strategic, financial and analytical tools I strengthened while at Haas to have a significant impact on our local communities. The opportunity to engage with experts in philanthropy, organizational effectiveness and evaluation at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has been invaluable as I consider the next steps in my career in the nonprofit sector.” Jessica Mancini, Senior Program Analyst, Local Grantmaking

Jeff Sunshine


Program Officer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

“I have been incredibly impressed by the Fellows that have been placed at our Foundation. Each has possessed a deep skill set that has greatly contributed to subprogram strategy development and would be highly valued in a variety of philanthropic settings.”

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