December 19, 2011
I hope you’ll forgive the somewhat impersonal mass email, but I wanted to reach out to you regarding an open Environment Program Officer position at the Hewlett Foundation. The job description is below and also posted to our website here. I’d appreciate any suggestions you have for talented candidates. Also, please feel free to forward this to any networks you think are appropriate.
Here are the highlights of the job:
Program Officer, Environment Program (Climate and Energy)
About the Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation focuses on education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, philanthropy, and issues that disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2011, the Foundation’s assets were approximately $7 billion, with annual grants totaling about $320 million. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit the website at www.hewlett.org.
Program Officer – Climate and Energy
The Environment Program typically makes grants of $50 million per year focused on three issue areas:
The Climate and Energy Program Officer will report to the Environment Program Director and be based in Menlo Park, California. The Program Officer must have experience in climate and energy policy development and advocacy and be able to apply his or her experience domestically and internationally. Moreover, the Program Officer must have a proven ability to think strategically and understand how policy advocacy creates policy change.
In addition to developing and implementing climate and energy grantmaking strategy, the Program Officer will serve as a catalyst and convener—bringing together environmental leaders and other public and private sector stakeholders. Consequently, the Program Officer must have a demonstrated record of success working with a diverse array of partners to achieve specific policy and programmatic outcomes.
The Program Officer must thrive in a work environment filled with the exploration of new ideas and approaches to addressing complex problems. Joining a team of ten professionals, the new Program Officer will be challenged to meet the following broad goals and responsibilities:
The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with experience and education. This position is exempt and full-time.
Please email your resume and cover letter to Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to the Hewlett Foundation Climate and Energy Program Officer position. No phone inquiries please.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. The Foundation uses an outside firm to check the accuracy of information supplied by applicants.
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