CAREER OPPORTUNITY – Impact Associate

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@jbmcclatchyfoundation.org with “Impact Associate” in the subject line.

Deadline to Apply:  August 15th | Full-time Exempt

We plan to host screening interviews for qualified candidates as we receive applications.


Candidate Profile

The Impact Associate (IA) is a dynamic team member who is interested in joining a small, compassionate, multicultural and driven team with a big mission. This is a unique opportunity to work for a sunsetting foundation that plans to spend its assets in the service of meeting its mission, which is to stand with the people of California’s Central Valley by investing in education and active civic participation in our democracy.

The Impact Associate provides support to the program and executive team to deliver on the promise of the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies in California’s Central Valley. The Foundation is seeking a team player and resourceful implementer who can work collaboratively with staff, grantee-partners, key community stakeholders, and volunteers to maximize the Foundation’s impact.

The ideal candidate will have similar experiences working in program development and planning, community engagement with diverse stakeholders, is familiar with working collaboratively on a project in a support role, and has successfully done this at either a foundation, a community-based, or like organization.

Through its work, JBMF lifts community voices by honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion, improves education access, and ensures all people, especially children, have pathways to a fulfilling life in California’s Central Valley – these institutional qualities are core to the Foundation’s values. This position will represent the Foundation and will reflect the diverse backgrounds and talents of the people and communities JBMF serves. A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for JBMF work; a spirit of accountability and collaboration; and, a commitment to co-creating powerful stories of the impact of this work that is grounded in rigor and data.

Benefits

JBMF is an equal opportunity employer and fosters a workplace without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic. JBMF also follows and adheres to the latest COVID safety measure per federal, state, and local county guidelines.

JBMF is in a unique position as a sunsetting Foundation planning to spend down our corpus by 2030 and close as an organization. We are committed to investing in our staff’s growth and professional development as they join us on this sunsetting journey.

Responsibilities

The IA works collaboratively with a dedicated team to provide support for the execution of grant programs and initiatives. The Impact Associate will hold the following three responsibilities under the supervision of the Chief Impact Officer:

Impact Support

Community Engagement

Communications

Desired Qualifications

Required Qualifications

The James B. McClatchy Foundation

Founded by Susan and the late James B. McClatchy in 1994, the James B. McClatchy Foundation (JBMF) has a noble mission:

We stand with the people of the Central Valley by investing in education and active civic participation in our democracy.

Toward this end, the Foundation (JBMF) is organized to advance Multilingual Learner students, promote First Amendment speech and expression, and the protection of a free press, and to improve life in one of the country’s most diverse, culturally rich, and economically viable regions, California’s Central Valley.

Despite these assets, the Central Valley faces many critical challenges requiring significant resources. The pressing nature of these challenges is compelling: they should be addressed sooner rather than later. In response to this reality, the Board of Directors has decided to increase its annual grantmaking, with plans to invest all JBMF’s assets in the next decade or so. This decision reflects a commitment to Multilingual Learners in our communities and to the First Amendment. As such, the Foundation is entering an exciting time in its life-cycle and is looking for dedicated and qualified people with integrity to honor this vision and join the Foundation on this journey.

Through its work, JBMF lifts community voices by honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion, improves education access, and ensures all people, especially children, have pathways to a fulfilling life in California’s Central Valley – these institutional qualities are core to the Foundation’s values.

JBMF is an equal opportunity employer and fosters a workplace without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic. JBMF also follows and adheres to the latest COVID safety measure per federal, state, and local county guidelines. We are currently operating in a hybrid workplace model where staff work both in the office and at home, until further notice.