Program Officer - International, McKnight Foundation

Application Deadline: July 8, 2015

Background: Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota based family foundation has assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $88 million in 2014. McKnight concentrates resources in the arts; early literacy; the environment; the region and communities; neuroscience and crop research; and select efforts in Southeast Asia and East Africa. McKnight subscribes to the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ “Principles for Minnesota Grantmakers.”

Position Purpose: The program officer for the International program reports directly to the program director. The position provides operations, budget and project management for a global team of grantmaking and technical support consultants. Key to the position is the ability to link strategic program vision to the design and implementation of effective systems and procedures. Good communication and project management skills are essential. The position participates in assessment of grantee capacity for success and fit with funding criteria, including in the concept note, proposal review and reporting processes. Key to this work is to manage and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, grantees, key stakeholders, and other members of the Foundation staff.

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