About The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation was founded in 1964 by David and Lucile Packard. We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. We have worked with thousands of organizations and leaders in the U.S. and worldwide to advance progress in the critical areas of science, ocean and land conservation, climate change, women’s reproductive health and rights, and the well-being of children, families, and communities.
At a time of multiple, intertwined crises globally and here in the U.S., the Packard Foundation began in 2021 a long-planned review of our grantmaking strategies. The first step of our process was to rearticulate our vision and mission, reexamine our organizational values, and create a strategic framework that builds on and honors the Packard Foundation’s past while advancing justice and equity in all that we do.
This Program Officer position will lead and coordinate the Civil Society and Leadership Initiative’s (CSL) partnership with the Foundation’s Environment and Science (E&S) program, which works on climate, ocean, and science goals across the US, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The Program Officer will coordinate and manage a complex and growing body of work that includes providing support to organizations carrying out organizational strengthening and leadership projects, complex cohort projects that bring together groups of leaders and organizations, and support to strengthen civil society ecosystems and civic space in priority geographies. The Program Officer manages the CSL team's partnership with in-country advisors and is responsible for coordinating multiple CSL team members working on this portfolio. This position will report to the Civil Society and Leadership Initiative Director.
Please note that this position is based in Los Altos, CA, and requires the ability to work in the US. No sponsorship of a visa will be provided at this time.