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Program Officer, Giving Partnerships

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sales & Business Development, Operations
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Foundation

We are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. We believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve. We provide an exceptional benefits package to employees and their families which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with no premiums, generous paid time off, paid family leave, foundation-paid retirement contribution, regional holidays, and opportunities to engage in several employee communities. As a workplace, we’re committed to creating an environment for you to thrive both personally and professionally.

The Team

The mission of the Global Policy & Advocacy (GPA) division is to understand and shape the public policy debates affecting the foundation’s work, build support for its major program and policy objectives, and develop partnerships and alliances that can advance the foundation’s objectives nationally and globally. Because the foundation’s resources alone are not enough to solve the challenges ahead, GPA also supports advocacy efforts to engage diverse stakeholders and promote innovative solutions that advance our program goals. We work in close partnership with grantees, our colleagues in the Global Health, Global Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, U.S. and Gender Equality programs and Foundation Communications to build the environment in which all people have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives.

The Philanthropic Partnerships team’s mission is to inspire and enable more informed and intentional generosity by all. Research has shown that generosity is a universal human impulse, but there is nothing natural about giving at scale or ensuring that philanthropic resources are channeled where they are needed most. PPT's strategy aims to close intent-to-action gaps and to increase giving that advances equity.

The PPT team serves as a resource to those who want to achieve more with their giving and invests in organizations that help donors overcome common obstacles. We support programs that provide donors with resources to make informed decisions about giving, encourage innovations and policies that enable philanthropy, and build cultural norms around generosity.

Our mission includes a commitment to advance equity around the world. We care deeply about how your experiences have shaped your understanding of philanthropy and advancing equity, and how they can help us achieve our mission. In applying for this role, we encourage you to think about the breadth and depth of your resume and add any information that would help us understand your personal and professional experiences related to our mission. This includes direct work in advocacy and community organization, social work, public policy, justice, or lived experience and/or education in any of these areas.

Your Role

Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the Program Officer will be responsible for event planning, promotion, and management in support of donor education offerings for the Giving Pledge community and other UHNW audiences. In addition, you will provide support to community wide initiatives as needed.

*This position is a 3-year limited-term position with foundation sponsored benefits and relocation.

What You'll Do

  • Event Planning and Program Design – Provide strategic support to SPO community and events in planning programming for the Giving Pledge Learning Series and other events for UHNW audiences, including coordination with external speakers and venues. Understanding the range of interests and needs of philanthropic partners, and being able to support multiple events offerings simultaneously across different issues areas is key. Provide support for speaker briefings and event prep. Support the coordination of UHNW events across the team, ensuring a well balanced portfolio of activities across the year. Manage and lead a robust post event post-op process, ensuring the team and leadership have key insights to guide future strategic decisions and programming.

  • Event Promotion – Lead the creation of written content for event promotion (including for registration sites, invitations, and collateral) and subsequent follow-up materials. This role will work in close partnership with an events coordinator who leads registration functionality and vendor management. Proficient knowledge of Salesforce is preferred.

  • Giving Tools – Partner with SPO to develop an emerging portfolio of forecasting tools that enable UHNW donors to better plan for meeting their giving ambitions.

  • Communications - This role is responsible for high quality interactions as well as clear and consistent written communications with major philanthropic partners and other key collaborators. Experience understanding effective community management tools, tactics and standard processes.

Your Experience

  • Advanced degree required with 10+ years of demonstrated experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience working with and developing major convenings for high-level principals, coordinating multiple partners and input with high degree of detail.

  • Proven success in roles requiring continued attention to detail, good judgment and the ability to ambitiously prioritize tasks in a highly dynamic environment.

  • Strong partner management capabilities, adept writing skills, high attention to detail, and comfort working on a highly collaborative and dynamic team.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in positions requiring outstanding judgment and tact in communicating with a broad and diverse audience, including leadership.

  • Experience in a role requiring collaboration in sophisticated internal and external organizations, as part of a team effort.

  • A deep commitment to the overall mission of the foundation, its programs, and an approach consistent with the foundation’s guiding principles.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

**Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.

The salary range for this role is $151,200 to $226,800 USD. We recognize high-wage market differences in Seattle and Washington D.C., where our offices are located. The range for this role in these locations is $164,700 to $247,100 USD. As a mission-driven organization, we strive to balance competitive pay with our mission. New hires salaries are typically between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint. Actual placement in the range will depend on a candidate’s job-related skills, experience, and expertise, as evaluated during the interview process.

Hiring Requirements

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Candidate Accommodations

If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request here.

Inclusion Statement

We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We strive for a global and cultural workplace that supports ever greater diversity, equity, and inclusion — of voices, ideas, and approaches — and we support this diversity through all our employment practices.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.