Education & Economic
The Joyce Foundation seeks a collaborative, creative, and
outcomes-oriented policy expert to serve as Program Officer for
Post-Secondary Success in its Education & Economic Mobility
(EEM) Program. This is an exciting opportunity for a thought leader
in the post-secondary space to influence policies that have impact
on the lives of students of color and students from underserved
communities in the Great Lakes region and across the country.
For two decades, the Joyce Foundation has been a leading funder
of education-focused public policy reforms in the Great Lakes
region and nationally. The Foundation has long focused on helping
students of color and students in disadvantaged communities succeed
in the K-12 system. It has funded seminal research, convened
leading thinkers and policymakers, and brought together advocates
and communities to drive meaningful change for young people. In
2018, the Foundation added post-secondary success to its portfolio,
as research clearly indicates it is vital for economic mobility.
Since then, the EEM Program has been at the forefront of national
efforts to ensure young people from underserved communities attain
college credentials with economic value.
The Program Officer for Post-Secondary Success will be a
critical member of the Foundation’s four-person EEM team. The
Program Officer will have the opportunity to deepen support for
local- and state-level post-secondary policy within the
Foundation’s six priority states in the Great Lakes region while
continuing to engage and support organizations working nationally.
Recently, much of the Foundation’s post-secondary attention has
been focused at the federal level.
In addition to its grantmaking activities, the Foundation is a
leading convener of local, state, and national thought leaders and
higher education experts. The Program Officer will bring strong
content knowledge of the post-secondary success field and will
leverage that expertise to work collaboratively with other funders,
seeking opportunities to co-fund, with the goal of scaling up the
Foundation’s work and achieving greater impact for students.
The Joyce Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national
executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. Electronic
submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
Jeff Kessner and Janette Martinez
The Joyce Foundation is an equal
opportunity employer and strongly encourages expressions of
interest from people of color, persons with disabilities, women,
and LGBTQ+ applicants.