Job Announcement: Program Officer

The Program Officer will report to the Senior Program Officer under the supervision and guidance of the Vice President for Programs to support the Foundation’s grantmaking and non-grantmaking work.  While most non-grantmaking work will originate from the Foundation’s Program Department, the Program Officer may also work collaboratively on special projects and initiatives in other Foundation departments.  Specific responsibilities will vary from project to project.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capacity to think strategically
  • Familiarity with the region and its nonprofit organizations (the Foundation is open to candidates from outside the region)
  • Experience in non-profit leadership and/or program management
  • Honesty, integrity, professionalism, and compassion for diverse communities
  • Strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and a dedication to quality
  • Ability to work well with co-workers in a team approach, especially in a small office
  • Self-starter, with an ability to fulfill job requirements with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and points of view
  • Flexibility in dealing with changing demands
  • Ability to analyze budgets, financial statements, and balance sheets; and fundamental understanding of nonprofit operations
  • Ability to design and implement programs

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in or with the nonprofit or philanthropic sector
  • Prior grantmaking experience a plus, but not necessary

Interested candidates should email or mail a hard copy of the following for consideration:

  1. A cover letter,
  2. resume,
  3. recent salary history, and
  4. three (3) references

To:  Sandra Lilly

Greater New Orleans Foundation
919 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans LA  70130

sandra@gnof.org

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT RESUME:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­May 8, 2017