The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a highly-motivated, proactive and adaptable individual to join the foundation's K-12 Education team as a Program Support Associate (PSA). As a PSA, you will have the opportunity to support a talented and fast-paced team in the areas of operations and grants management. The position will be located in our Washington, DC office.
About the Walton Family Foundation
Sam and Helen Walton had an unshakable belief in the power of individuals to transform their lives. As Sam said, there is no limit to what individuals can accomplish if \"given the opportunity, the encouragement and the incentive to do their best.\" Today that \"no limits\" philosophy is carried forward by their descendants through the Walton Family Foundation.
Since 2000, the foundation's grant making has grown from $50 million to an anticipated more than $454 million in 2016. With grant making projected to exceed $2 billion over the next five years, the foundation continues to move forward with increasing intensity, focus and commitment to sustaining the Walton's timeless entrepreneurial values and their deep dedication to making life better for individuals and communities alike. By working with grantees and collaborating with other philanthropic organizations, the foundation is focused on making a positive difference in three primary program areas of collective interest to the Walton Family:
In addition to these program areas, the foundation also supports grant making interests of individual and groups of Walton family members, as well as independent foundations created by family members. These individualized giving areas represent a high growth area of the foundation.
During 2017, the foundation plans to invest over $439 million in domestic and international projects that address significant social and environmental issues. The foundation continues to implement and expand grant making to fund a positive difference in many diverse communities - and in the lives of the people who call these communities their home.
Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, with offices in Washington, D.C., Jersey City, New Jersey, and Denver, Colorado, a staff/consultant base of approximately 100 associates conducts the day-to-day operations.
The primary duty of the Program Support Associate will be to support smooth execution of the team's operations, budgeting, strategy, and grant making. Specific duties include:
Grants Management Support (70% of time)
Operations (20% of time)
Additional Duties (10% of time)
Qualifications and Experience
The position calls for an understanding of, or a willingness to learn about, the foundation's K-12 Education program. The role requires initiative and decisiveness combined with flexibility and a capacity to give and receive feedback graciously.
The Foundation seeks a strong individual with excellent interpersonal, technical, and communication skills. The successful candidate will be both a self-starter who knows how to take the initiative, and a collaborative colleague who can work effectively as part of a dynamic team.
Required key qualifications include:
Preferred qualifications include: