The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective. In addition, we address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity and U.S. democracy. The foundation’s assets are approximately $10 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling over $400 million. We have approximately 120 employees, all located in the Bay Area, working together to advance the foundation’s mission and support our grantees. A 14-member board of directors provides overall direction for the foundation. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit http://www.hewlett.org/.
The Program Officer will have knowledge of — and passion for — resolving the issues, including (a) the substantive, technical, legal, and economic challenges connected to digital disinformation and the media platforms on which it is produced, distributed, and consumed; and (b) the problems arising from how money flows in congressional politics as well as our system of first-past-the-post, single-member district elections for Congress. She/he/they must also: have a demonstrated track record as an effective colleague on a high-performing team; be an excellent communicator; have strong analytic and strategy development skills; and bring exceptional personal and professional integrity and the highest work standards.
NFTE activates the entrepreneurial mindset and builds startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities and since its founding has served more than 1.1 million students. Research shows that the entrepreneurial mindset—skills including innovation, self-reliance, comfort with risk, communication, and problem-solving—prepares young people for lifelong success. In the last school year, NFTE programs reached almost 35,000 students in over 1,000 schools in the United States; partnerships in eight other countries allowed NFTE to serve an additional 40,000 young people internationally.
The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) must: inspire and expand NFTE’s community; attract significant financial resources as the organization moves toward sustainability; ensure that NFTE continues to recruit and retain exceptional talent; lead with clearly aligned plans and objectives; and strengthen an organizational culture that is positive and values staff, students, teachers, and external stakeholders. The ideal leader will bring: significant leadership experience within a mission-driven business, social enterprise or nonprofit focused on youth, education, workforce or economic development; and a successful track record of identifying, cultivating and securing significant new funding from philanthropic partners while simultaneously deepening relationships with current funders.
Viewcrest Advisors is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s
largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.