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This page contains all notes on foundations program managers over and above what we put in our career profile. Read the profile first, here.

Profile type

Exploratory

What is this career path?

What a foundation is

What does the work involve?

What are the major stages of this career?

"...program officers review and recommend grant proposals for funding and program directors supervise and make decisions regarding grant proposals. Investment professionals manage the financial resources and endowment for private foundations and invest to safeguard the future of the foundation. Grants administrators oversee the centralized processing of grants, but at most large foundations they are not involved in the decisions about awarding grants."[1]

https://philanthropynewyork.org/so-you-want-job-philanthropy

What are the major sub-options within this path?

What is it like day-to-day?

http://www.vault.com/foundation-officer/day-in-a-life

What are the people like?

Personal fit

Entry requirements.

How to get a job at a Foundation

"A survey of the top ten foundations by asset size shows that program associates require around 5+ years of prior relevant experience, and program officers require around 8+ years of prior relevant experience plus a Masters degree or Ph.D." [2]

What does it take to progress?

Who should especially consider this option?

Barriers

Career capital

Common exits

Culture

Exploration value

Role impact

Direct impact potential

"In 2012, as reported by the National Center for Charitable Statistics, charitable giving was $316.23 billion, a 0.6 percent increase over 2011; foundations gave $50.9 billion that year, less than one percent increase over the previous year."[3]

Earnings potential

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Program_Officer,_Foundation/Salary

http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/cof_salary_2011.pdf

"...relatively high-paying posts like program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (mid-level program officers make $150,000)" [4]

Advocacy potential

Job satisfaction

Alternatives

Past experience

Take action

Learn more

Next steps

Best resources

Remaining issues

Research process

Sources

Our old profile on Foundations Program Managers

http://www.jobmonkey.com/nonprofit/private-foundations/

Quick Anecdotes on Working in a Foundation from Someone I Know Who Works in a Foundation - Peter Hurford

http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/excellence_in_philanthropy/portrait_of_a_program_officer

http://wisephilanthropy.com/do-you-want-to-work-in-a-foundation/254