Who We Are
The Eos Foundation is hiring for a Program Officer who will join our dynamic staff in strengthening and expanding current grant making initiatives. A critical thought partner, the Program Officer will manage and process current grant programs and assist in the identification and development of new initiatives through evidence based analysis and evaluation. Download the job description for additional information.
Resources for Foundation Job Seekers
Overview and Opportunities
Many people contact the Eos Foundation for career advice. While we’re unable to offer personal guidance, we believe the following resources may be of interest:
The Minnesota Council on Foundations provides an excellent overview of how to look for careers in grantmaking.
Associated Grant Makers, based in Boston, has a page of current job postings on its website.
Pathways to a Foundation Career
There are a variety of paths that people take on their way to a career in the foundation world. In general, the following expertise is valuable to grantmakers:
- Programmatic. Foundations benefit from candidates who understand the broad content area and technical details of the programs they fund and can help evaluate their effectiveness. Academic degrees in particular subject areas, related corporate experience, or work in that program area at a nonprofit organization are all potential entry points to a career in the foundation sector.
- Public Policy. Foundations that focus on legislative and social policy change often look for candidates with a background in public policy, such as a graduate degree and/or experience working for elected officials or federal and state agencies.
- Volunteerism and Philanthropy. Serving on nonprofit boards (see BoardNetUsa.org or the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley ) can give you important insights into how nonprofits run and the use of foundation funds and assistance. Finally, becoming a donor yourself, no matter the giving level, is an important way to gain insight into the field.
The following organizations provide helpful resources related to networking or finding jobs in the nonprofit sector.
Associated Grant Makers
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Executive Nonprofit Searches
New England Jobs:
Women in Development of Greater Boston