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Program Officer – Special Initiative

Title: Program Officer – Special Initiative
Reports to: Senior Program Officer
Supervisees: None
Status: Full-time
Posted Date: March 9, 2018
Start date: Position to be filled as soon as possible
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Irving Harris Foundation Overview

The Irving Harris Foundation (Foundation) enhances the quality of life for children, families and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. The Foundation is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $15 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, violence prevention, environmental justice, civic engagement, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

Position Summary

The Foundation is seeking a Program Officer – Special Initiative to join a small team working to expand and grow projects related to a strategic grantmaking initiative, the Harris Professional Development Network (PDN). The PDN is an international network of grantees working to grow and disseminate cutting-edge infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) training and leadership development programs, develop and replicate innovative best practice and evidence-based models, and integrate IECMH principles and practices into systems serving very young children and their families. The Foundation supports the PDN by facilitating and managing five committees and their work products, leveraging expertise across sites and to the broader field, hosting an annual convening, and promoting the development and dissemination of the Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets (Tenets).

Position Responsibilities

Position Requirements and Qualifications

Candidates with high levels of integrity, thoughtfulness and sense of humor will be prioritized.

Travel

The position is based in Chicago, Illinois. The Program Officer may travel 3-4 times per year.

Compensation

A comprehensive salary and benefits package will be offered commensurate with experience.

Application

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and two to three page writing sample to gro.n1526789696dfsir1526789696rahgn1526789696ivri@1526789696sboj1526789696 with email subject line: Application for Program Officer – Special Initiative.


Project Coordinator

Title: Project Coordinator
Reports to: Senior Program Officer
Supervisees: None
Status: Part-time potentially up to Full-time
Posted Date: February 2, 2018
Start date: Position to be filled as soon as possible
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Irving Harris Foundation Overview

The Irving Harris Foundation (Foundation) enhances the quality of life for children, families and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. The Foundation is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $15 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, violence prevention, environmental justice, civic engagement, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

Position Summary

The Foundation is seeking a part-time Project Coordinator to join a small team working to expand and grow projects related to a strategic grantmaking initiative, the Harris Professional Development Network (PDN). The PDN is an international network of grantees working to grow and disseminate cutting-edge infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) training and leadership development programs, develop and replicate innovative best practice and evidence-based models, and integrate IECMH principles and practices into systems serving very young children and their families. The Foundation supports the PDN by facilitating and managing five committees and their work products, leveraging expertise across sites and to the broader field, hosting an annual convening, and promoting the development and dissemination of the Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets (Tenets).

Position Responsibilities

Position Requirements and Qualifications

Candidates with high levels of integrity, thoughtfulness and sense of humor will be prioritized.

Salary

Compensation is commensurate with experience. The Foundation is willing to support the receipt of school credit for graduate students. If applicable, please provide information on your school’s requirements to receive school credit for your work with the Foundation.

Application

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and two to three page writing sample to gro.n1526789696dfsir1526789696rahgn1526789696ivri@1526789696sboj1526789696 with email subject line: Application for Project Coordinator.


Graduate Internship

Title: Intern
Reports to: Senior Program Officers – Early Childhood
Supervisees: None
Status: Full-time
Posted Date: February 16, 2018
Start date: June 4, 2018 (earlier start date considered, if desired)
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Irving Harris Foundation Overview

The Irving Harris Foundation (Foundation) enhances the quality of life for children, families and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. The Foundation is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $15 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, violence prevention, environmental justice, civic engagement, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

Position Summary

The Foundation is seeking a graduate level intern to work with our highly effective team and help advance our exciting work. This person will report to the Senior Program Officers in the Foundation’s Early Childhood focus area, but will work with the rest of the team as necessary on the full-range of programmatic and administrative support functions. In addition, this person will have the opportunity to co-create projects based on skills and interests, and to participate in Foundation field leadership and grantmaking.

Position Responsibilities

Position Requirements and Qualifications

Candidates with high levels of integrity, thoughtfulness and sense of humor will be prioritized.

School Credit and/or Stipend

The Foundation is able to provide a stipend and/or support the receipt of school credit. If applicable, please provide information on your school’s requirements to receive school credit for your work with the Foundation.

Application

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and two to three page writing sample to gro.n1526789696dfsir1526789696rahgn1526789696ivri@1526789696sboj1526789696 by March 12, 2018 with email subject line: Application for Graduate Internship. Target start date June 4th with internship duration flexible for a minimum of three months. If intern needs part-time hours, the Foundation can accommodate 20 hours per week. Start date and duration are flexible and arranged in coordination with the Foundation.


Undergraduate Internship

Title: Intern
Reports to: Senior Program Officers – Early Childhood
Supervisees: None
Status: Full-time
Posted Date: February 16, 2018
Start date: June 4, 2018 (earlier start date considered, if desired)
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Irving Harris Foundation Overview

The Irving Harris Foundation (Foundation) enhances the quality of life for children, families and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. The Foundation is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $15 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, violence prevention, environmental justice, civic engagement, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

Position Summary

The Foundation is currently seeking an undergraduate level intern to work with our highly effective team and help advance our exciting work. This person will report to the Senior Program Officers in the Foundation’s Early Childhood focus area, but will work with the rest of the team as necessary on the full-range of programmatic and administrative support functions. In addition, this person will have the opportunity to co-create projects based on skills and interests and to participate in Foundation field leadership and grantmaking.

Position Responsibilities

Position Requirements and Qualifications

Candidates with high levels of integrity, thoughtfulness and sense of humor will be prioritized.

School Credit and/or Stipend

The Foundation is able to provide a stipend and/or support the receipt of school credit. If applicable, please provide information on your school’s requirements to receive school credit for your work with the Foundation.

Application

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and two to three page writing sample to gro.n1526789696dfsir1526789696rahgn1526789696ivri@1526789696sboj1526789696 with email subject line: Application for Undergraduate Intern. Target start date June 4th with internship duration flexible for a minimum of three months. If intern needs part-time hours, the Foundation can accommodate 20 hours per week. Start date and duration are flexible and arranged in coordination with the Foundation.


The Irving Harris Foundation is committed to an inclusive, fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team. The Foundation values and actively seeks diversity in its workplace. The Foundation’s inclusive and equitable practice is embedded in recruitment, hiring, training, promoting persons in all job classifications. The Foundation does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of their employment based on that individual’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital status, military service or veteran status, sexuality or status in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Foundation administers all personnel decisions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, etc. in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity.