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Program Director, U.S. Democracy

The Organization

For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related  to cybersecurity. Our newest program focuses on strengthening U.S. democracy. In 2020, the foundation announced a new grantmaking commitment focused on racial justice.

The Opportunity

Between 2014 and 2020, the program team made $150 million in grants to uphold U.S. democracy in an age of polarization. In June of 2021, in response to one of the most tumultuous and troubling periods in the history of our democracy, the program launched two refreshed strategies, one focused on strengthening national governing institutions and the other focused on supporting trustworthy elections. Hewlett’s U.S. Democracy Program is nonpartisan and supports organizations across the ideological spectrum.

The Hewlett Foundation seeks a leader with outstanding communication skills and leadership experience in the field of U.S. democracy as well as abilities: leading and managing a dynamic and high-performing team; setting priorities across multiple domains; building constructive dialogue and collaboration; and managing for results in a way that is responsive to both budget and time constraints.

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Impact Investing Officer

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that works in partnership with education and business leaders, civil rights organizations, policymakers, and individuals who want to reimagine how and where learning occur. Lumina Impact Ventures (LIV) uses a racial justice and equity lens through which LIV assesses all potential investments by seeking investment opportunities that: aim to benefit marginalized populations; and are made in partnership with Lumina program staff. LIV will support the work of for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations and funds (both for-profit and nonprofit) through the deployment of a broader range of investment tools, such as: direct debt; direct equity; fund debt; fund equity; guarantees; and cash.

The Opportunity

The Impact Investing Officer will support LIV’s investment capacity, with a goal of catalyzing and accelerating the adoption of innovative financing structures in the postsecondary learning space.

The ideal candidate will bring: a commitment to racial justice and equity; demonstrated professional experience in the impacting investing, private equity, strategy consulting, education/postsecondary or financial services’ industries; a track record of collaboration and problem-solving.

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