Job Title: Program Analyst (12-month position starting June 2018)

[UC Berkeley Project/Policy Analyst 2]

Job Focus: Organizational Effectiveness and Directed Grantmaking (OEDG) Program

Job Location: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA


Berkeley-Haas offers a unique opportunity to launch an impact-focused career in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The shared vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy by providing next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic leaders and work with a grantmaking team impacting diverse issues and populations.  

Organization Description

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Foundation) is a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach common goals.  The Foundation’s Conservation and Science Program invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being.

Organizational Effectiveness and Directed Grantmaking (OEDG) Program

We aim to increase the effectiveness of grantee leaders, organizations, and networks, enhancing their capacity to achieve their mission.

One core belief has driven Organizational Effectiveness and Directed Grantmaking since David Packard began the Management Assistance program in 1983: Organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, and sound operations. Ignore these fundamentals and risk failure.

OEDG program funding helps organizations strengthen their fundamentals so they can focus on achieving their missions. Our program funds current Foundation grantees to help them build core strengths in areas like strategic and business planning, financial management, board and executive leadership, and communications. We also make grants to build these capacities among groups of leaders and cohorts of grantees, through initiatives called Partnership Projects —so that nonprofit leaders can share knowledge, learn from their peers, and grow their networks.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Work with OEDG staff to conduct research and analysis on topics relevant to the program

Provide written reports and oral presentations to OEDG team, other Foundation staff and trustees, grantees, and/or funding partners

Interact with Foundation staff, grantees, funding partners, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects

Required Qualifications

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both orally and in writing
  • Solid ability to multi‐task within demanding timeframes
  • Working skills to analyze large amounts of data with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports and presentations that meet project objectives and timelines
  • Demonstrated strong initiative, self‐motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous projects in diverse topics
  • Knowledge of and experience with the operation and management of nonprofits
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Professional and responsive demeanor: efficient, knowledgeable, tactful
  • Customer service orientation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields with an emphasis on nonprofit management, organizational development and leadership development
  • Past experience as a consultant a plus

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this contract position will range up to $6,250 per month (equivalent to $75,555 annually). For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:  

Note that there is a professional development budget for this fellowship.

Deadline to Apply

Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Apply online at the UC Berkeley Jobs website (, Job ID #24647. Please upload a cover letter and resume together as one file when applying.

For more information visit: /programs/philanthropy‐fellows.html Other Information This is a 12 month contract position. It is classified by the university as a Project/Policy Analyst 2.

About Day to Day Supervisor at Packard: OE Program Officer Jamaica Maxwell

Jamaica Maxwell joined the Packard Foundation in 2013 as a program officer for the Organizational Effectiveness program. At the Foundation, she manages organizational development grants to Conservation & Science and Population & Reproductive Health grantees, helping the Foundation’s core grantee partners strengthen their leadership, management, and operations. She also develops network and field-level capacity building efforts within these programs in the U.S., Asia, the Western Pacific, and Latin America. In addition, she leads learning explorations on emerging topics related to social sector capacity building, including systems analysis for program development/evaluation, and field-level leadership development. Previous to joining the Foundation, Jamaica spent 11 years at California Environmental Associates (CEA), where she gained deep experience providing strategic and organizational guidance to nonprofits, foundations, and businesses, with particular expertise in energy/climate change, biodiversity conservation, and agriculture/food systems. In her final five years at CEA, Jamaica was a senior associate for organizational design and recruiting services. In this role, she managed executive recruitment, staff planning and development, and organizational design for local, national, and international environmental NGOs. In addition, Jamaica has also run her own organizational development consulting firm, Jamaica Maxwell Consulting, and served as the founding program director for the Roots of Change Fund, a funder collaborative working to increase the sustainability of California’s food system. Jamaica holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brown University and a master’s degree in writing from the University of San Francisco. In addition, she has completed fundraising training at the University of Indiana, Center on Philanthropy. 

About UC Berkeley Supervisor Nora Silver

Nora Silver is adjunct professor and faculty director and founder of the Center for Social Sector Leadership at UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business. She teaches classes on social sector strategy, social movements and consulting in the social sector. Nora is a 2016 Aspen Pioneer Faculty Award winner. Previously, she was a founder/executive director of three social sector organizations and a consultant to business, education, foundations, government, and nonprofit organizations. She is the author of two books on volunteer engagement plus articles on social impact networks, diversity, multisector leadership and next generation social sector leadership. She co-created the Packard fellowship and has supervised 11 fellows to date.