The JPB Foundation is a national philanthropy based in New York,
whose mission is to advance opportunity in the United States
through transformational initiatives that empower those living in
poverty, enrich and sustain our environment, and enable pioneering
medical research. JPB’s three program areas are Poverty,
Environment, and Medical Research. JPB’s Environment Program
focuses on enabling resilient communities through four programs
which include energy, environmental health, green infrastructure,
and environmental justice.
As JPB continues to work remotely, the Environment Program’s
programmatic and administrative needs have grown. The Environment
Program is seeking two Program Associates (PAs) to support the
Environment Program. The PAs will provide programmatic and
administrative support to Program Officers in the Environment
Program. The PAs will also work as part of a collaborative team to
strengthen the operations and administration of the Program and The
JPB Foundation overall.
- Portfolio: This could include working closely with Program
Officers in managing and tracking grants; reviewing progress
reports and drafting progress report review summaries; coordinating
with Grants Management to create and maintain grant records in
Fluxx (online grant management system); acquiring information from
or delivering information to grantees; conducting research to
deepen JPB’s knowledge on current issues in the field or potential
grantees including ongoing field tracking and producing written
materials for the Environment Team; and other special projects as
- Communications: This could include drafting articles about the
work of JPB’s Environment Team; managing relationships with
philanthropic serving organizations including supporting staff
involvement in conferences and speaking engagements; tracking
interactions with grantee partners; drafting letters to
organizations inquiring about JPB; and supporting Program Officers
in responding to grantees’ questions and support grantees in JPB’s
- Meetings: This could include preparing for meetings by
assembling background materials; corresponding with meeting
participants; sharing agendas and meeting materials with all
participants; taking notes and saving in relevant electronic
location; following up with items from meetings; participating in
webinars, convenings, conferences, and funder briefings coordinated
by grantees, other foundations and/or thought leaders; and
- Support team management and workflow across the Environment
Program. This includes supporting the administration of the
Environment Program team meeting.
- Schedule in-person, phone, and virtual meetings, send meeting
invitations, reserve rooms, and coordinate with other
administrative staff as necessary to facilitate meeting
- Submit expense reports for Program Officers and confirm travel
- Collaborate with Program Associates in the Poverty Program and
other JPB staff on cross-program administrative work.
Qualifications, Competencies and Behaviors
- Minimum of 2 years’ relevant full-time work experience, with a
particular interest in the nonprofit, philanthropic, or public
sector in fields related to the focus areas of JPB, including the
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to a
- Sound judgment and integrity enjoys work in both a
collaborative environment and independently.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook,
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and able to learn other programs to
support the work. Experience working with Fluxx a plus.
- Passion for and commitment to JPB’s mission and values.
We seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse
candidate pool in the belief that employees from diverse
backgrounds are critical to achieving our goals.
We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with JPB.
JPB offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a
competitive benefits package.
Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted.
How to Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to:
HR@JPBFoundation.org. Please use subject line: Program Associate,
Environment, YOUR NAME