Policy Program Officer (Climate Change)
The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will work with foundation management and staff to conceptualize, design, and implement the foundation’s climate change programming in pursuit of our mission, vision, and organizational goals. As this area of programming was recently approved by our board of directors in a new five year strategic plan, specific plans for the foundation’s climate change programming are still being developed. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape our programming direction as we launch this new issue area.
The Stanley Foundation advances multilateral action to create fair, just, and lasting solutions to critical issues of peace and security. Our work is built on a belief that greater international cooperation will improve global governance and enhance global citizenship. We value our Midwestern roots and family heritage as well as our role as a nonpartisan, private operating foundation. We do not make grants.
Foundation policy programming relies heavily on policy dialogues (involving US and foreign government officials, influential scholars, journalists, and nongovernmental experts). It also includes policy analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives. Much of our programming activity is done collaboratively.
The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in the field of international relations with an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:
- Project team leadership experience.
- Strong organizational and communication skills.
- Advanced analytical and writing skills.
- Demonstrated collaborative skills on behalf of shared goals in a team setting.
- Proven capacity to set realistic goals and meet program schedules.
- Clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment.
- Initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Additional desirable traits include:
- Experience working with the US government and/or with international organizations.
- Experience with policy or foundation programming.
- Foreign language skills.
- International experience.
The program officer reports to the Director of Policy Programming. The position requires frequent travel. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
LOCATION. This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.
The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at www.stanleyfoundation.org.
Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:
Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Deadline for application: February 28, 2014
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will work with foundation management and staff to conceptualize, design, and implement the foundation’s climate change programming in pursuit of our mission, vision, and organizational goals. Read the full position announcement.
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