Program Associate

Department: Effective Philanthrophy Group
Location: Menlo Park, CA

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation seeks a Program Associate for the Effective Philanthropy Group. 

About the Foundation

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, it has 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, and strengthen Bay Area communities. 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 Hewlett Foundationís assets are more than $13 billion with annual awards of grants totaling more than $450 million. More information about the Hewlett Foundation is available at:

About the Effective Philanthropy Group

As a member of the Effective Philanthropy Group (EPG), the Program Associate will provide administrative and project-related support for the Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Grantmaking programs.    

Philanthropy Grantmaking: With a $6 million budget, we build a stronger philanthropic sector by supporting two main strategies: Knowledge for Better Philanthropy and Fund for Shared Insight. We also manage a portfolio of membership grants to philanthropic sector infrastructure organizations on behalf of the foundation.  

Organizational Effectiveness (OE): We believe that strong grantees are the engines that power the success of the foundationís strategies. The OE program provides $8 million in targeted, capacity-building grants to organizations across the foundationís programs for strategic planning, leadership development, and internal diversity, equity, and inclusion work, among other needs.  

For more information on the Effective Philanthropy Group, please go to our web page, which includes a video about our team.  

Main Responsibilities:

Philanthropy Grantmaking

Organizational Effectiveness

General Administrative Support 

Skills and Experience:

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time and to travel via various modes of transportation for extended periods of time. The foundation employees are currently working remotely at least through October 2021.

Effective September 13, 2021, the foundation will require all staff, vendors, and visitors accessing our office to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Compensation and Benefits

The Hewlett Foundation is committed to providing compensation that is competitive within the philanthropic sector. We offer a generous total compensation package that emphasizes both base salary and comprehensive benefits. The salary range for this role starts at $75,710.  Offers are based on the candidate's years of experience and our practice of maintaining salary equity within the foundation.

How to Apply

Please apply online and submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation embraces the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally, in our hiring process and organizational culture, and externally, in our grantmaking and related practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

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