Job Title: Program Analyst (15-month position starting June 2018) [UC Berkeley Project/Policy Analyst 2]

Job Focus: Children, Families and Communities

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.

Children, Families and Communities Program Summary

The foundations for a lifetime of health and learning are built in the first five years of a child’s life, and adults are key to making these foundations strong.

When adults know how to support a child’s healthy development and can create experiences for learning, children grow up with the curiosity and confidence they need to succeed in school and life.

Many different adults matter to a child’s growth—from parents to child care providers, educators, and health care professionals. They all play an important role in nurturing a child’s development, learning, and health.

We can help children have a strong start in life by ensuring that all the adults in their lives are equipped with the best information, coaching, resources, and support they need to help the children in their care grow and thrive.

We aim to:

  • Improve training and professional development for child care providers and educators so they can support children’s learning and growth.
  • Provide parents, family, and friends that care for children with the skills and support they need to create nurturing environments for children.
  • Ensure all children and their families have access to and can afford quality health care and health insurance coverage.
  • Strengthen California’s commitment to provide after-school and summer learning programs so our most vulnerable children do not fall behind.

Position Description:

The Analyst will perform analytical studies and make recommendations on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues. This position will take day-to-day direction from a CFC Program Officer.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Work with CFC staff to conduct research and analysis and make recommendations on topics relevant to its work, including projects on systems development, scaling, advocacy in California, and learnings from the first 3 years of a 10 year strategy in early learning.
  • Provide key research, analysis, and support for policies at the intersection of early childhood education and health.
  • Provide written reports and oral presentations to CFC, other Foundation staff and trustees, grantees, and/or funding partners.
  • Work closely with CFC staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts to develop and implement early learning and health strategies.


The CFC fellow will need a strong background in either child/family healthcare policy or early childhood education (0‐5). The projects will rely on education, training, or experience in these topics, especially as they intersect to create healthy, growing communities.

  • Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields preferred.
  • Experience in healthcare policy or early childhood education (0‐5).
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Solid ability to multi‐task with 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 subprogram areas.
  • Knowledge of and experience with nonprofit issues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Professional and responsive demeanor: efficient, knowledgeable, tactful.

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 $75,000

annually). For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Please note that there is a professional development budget as part of 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 #24588. Please upload a cover letter and resume together as one file when applying.

About Day to Day Packard Foundation Supervisor: CFC Program Officer Bernadette Sangalang

Bernadette Sangalang is a program officer for the Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) program since 2013. She is responsible for grantmaking in early learning, and also oversees evaluation and learning across CFC. Bernadette has worked for nearly 20 years in support of children and families, with a focus on evaluation and applied research. She has held various positions, including consulting with foundations and nonprofits on evaluation and research, and as evaluation director at a large community-based health services nonprofit. She also previously served for four years as the evaluation officer at the Packard Foundation, working with program staff on monitoring and evaluating grantmaking strategies. Bernadette has worked at University of Hawaii, University of California at Berkeley, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducting applied research and evaluation in the areas of maternal and child heath, child welfare, family well-being, and health and social services for vulnerable children and families. Bernadette received her Ph.D. in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received postdoctoral training in public health at the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a Master of Social Welfare from University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Berkeley. Bernadette has supervised past Packard fellows.

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.