Job Title: Program Analyst (24-month position)

Job Focus: Climate

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

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.

Climate Program Summary

Climate change is an urgent, undeniable, and unique threat that has the potential to undermine everything we care about as a foundation. Its effects touch all cultures and geographies. Climate change disrupts earth’s natural systems. It threatens public health, global development, and safety. And it hurts the world’s most vulnerable people most of all.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years is essential to stabilize our climate. It is a problem that can be solved in ways that provide economic and social benefits for all. Together, we can have a collective impact and measurable progress is already being made.

In partnership with other funders, we have invested in the ClimateWorks Foundation and their network of hundreds of non-profit organizations worldwide. Together, we are focused on proven and emerging mitigation strategies that will make the biggest difference.

We aim to:

  • Promote clean power alternatives that reduce reliance on coal.
  • Increase the availability of low carbon transportation options to minimize global oil consumption.
  • Increase energy efficiency across all sectors.
  • Minimize emissions from land use practices around the world by stopping deforestation and improving agricultural practices.
  • Reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gases beyond carbon dioxide alone, including black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons.
  • Identify breakthrough strategies that will change the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions.

Position Description:

The position will support the Foundation’s grantmaking, strategic planning, and monitoring, evaluation and learning for the climate subprograms and strategies and provide additional support to the Program Director across all of the Conservation and Science strategies.  This position will take day-to-day direction from the Foundation’s Conservation and Science Program Officer, Climate and Land Use.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Work with the Foundation’s two climate-related subprogram teams (including a program director, program officer, program associates, outside consultants and grantee partners) to conduct research and analysis on topics that can inform the grantmaking and strategy implementation and development;
  • Provide support to the Program Director, including preparation of materials for cross-program meetings and meetings with grantees, participation in grantee meetings and site visits, preparation of meeting summaries, and management of follow-up actions stemming from those meetings.
  • Assist with strategic planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning activities associated with the climate-related subprograms;
  • Interact with Foundation’s staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects;
  • Engage in both the university and foundation communities, including attending forums or workshops at the university that are related to the Program Analyst’s work


The Program Analyst program seeks outstanding individuals, recently graduated with an advanced degree, who desire a position to help further their career in environmental and conservation issues within the non-profit, private, or academic sectors.

  • Extensive experience and/or graduate level education in natural, social or political sciences relevant to marine conservation issues
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Deeply capable as a strategic thinker, and creative and analytical problem solver
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding written communication skills and experience with public presentations
  • Ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports which meet project objectives and timelines
  • Demonstrated strong initiative, self-motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous tasks and projects in diverse areas
  • Intellectual agility and an ability to analyze, conduct research, think critically, and understand scientific studies
  • Demonstrated ability to apply judgment in ambiguous situations and make sound decisions with limited information
  • Confident and polished written and verbal communications
  • Solid integrity and convictions
  • A strong work ethic
  • A keen interest in work aimed at achieving sustainable development.  

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 #24613. 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 24 month contract position. It is classified by the university as a Project/Policy Analyst 2.

About Belinda Morris

Belinda Morris joined the Packard Foundation in 2014 and is the program officer for Climate and Land Use subprogram in the Conservation and Science program. She oversees grantmaking for the Foundation’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from global deforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices across the world. Belinda has worked for over 15 years on market-based incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving natural resources in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the California Director for the American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International and a leading carbon offset program, where she was responsible for guiding ACR’s activities in California’s carbon market. She has also worked for organizations including the Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund on forest, wetland, and water conservation, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and the design of market based approaches to conservation. She has experience working in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Indonesia, and the United States. Belinda received a Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She serves on the board of Ag Innovations Network.

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.