Serving under the direction of the vice president, the program officer is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities, and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the organizational direction. The program officer will work closely with other staff to ensure integration and coordination of efforts.
- Master’s degree in a field relevant to assigned areas is preferred.
- Significant work experience (8-10 years) in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities with strong networks and contacts, as well as a broad, generalist background with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking and community change. Distinguished in relevant field of practice.
- Evidence of effective work beyond areas of relevant field of practice and technical skills in one or more core programming areas (education and learning; family economic security; food, health and well-being; community and civic engagement; racial equity, etc.) that support the goal area/regional strategy are essential.
- Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
- Evidence of strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Team building capabilities within WKKF and in communities.
- Time management and ability to multitask and navigate the field effectively both within updated technological systems and community development models.
ADDITIONAL POSITION-SPECIFIC INFORMATION
- Networks, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: education and learning and family economic security preferred.
- Diverse base of networks and constituencies working in areas mentioned above is preferred.
- Success in designing (geographic) place-based system and social change strategies.
- Child development and early learning or early childhood education knowledge.
- Success in community engagement and community development.
- State and federal early childhood education policy; i.e., child care, Head Start, pre-K, K-3, assessments, data systems, curricula development, teacher quality strategies and school systems change knowledge.
HOW TO APPLY
WKKF is being assisted with this search by Polihire. Applications and nominations should be sent to: WKKF Program Officer. Please note that program officer - education and learning has two positions available.
Review of applicant materials will continue until finalist candidates have been identified.