The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will work with the foundation’s policy programming team and other staff to support the planning, implementation, and assessment of the impact of the foundation’s policy programming in pursuit of our mission, vision, and organizational goals. In particular, the program associate will work as a part of the climate change issue area team, while also supporting other foundation multi-issue programming and departmental efforts. The Stanley Foundation’s climate change programming currently focuses on engaging key stakeholders at multiple levels to determine and pursue transformational pathways necessary to reduce and remove greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5°C and is driven by defined policy goals. Program associates are key team players working in collaboration with the Stanley Foundation’s strong program delivery team.
The ideal candidate will have:
About the Stanley Foundation
The Stanley Foundation advances multilateral action to create fair, just, and lasting solutions to critical issues of peace and security. Our work is built on a belief that greater international cooperation will improve global governance and enhance global citizenship. We value our Midwestern roots and family heritage as well as our role as a nonpartisan, private operating foundation. We do not make grants but rather carry out our own programming.
Foundation policy programming relies heavily on policy dialogues (involving US and foreign government officials, influential scholars, journalists, and nongovernmental experts). It also includes policy analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives. Much of our programming activity is done collaboratively. More about the foundation and our work can be found at www.stanleyfoundation.org.
Full Position Description
The policy program associate will contribute to the foundation’s policy advocacy work by supporting the conceptualization and implementation of programming activities to achieve the foundation’s policy change goals. The program associate will work in close collaboration as a part of a team responsible for climate change programming to develop and implement the foundation’s strategy around the climate change issue area and evaluate the relative success of its work. The program associate will also work in collaboration with all departments in the Stanley Foundation to deliver high impact programming.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in international affairs, particularly subject areas related to climate change. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:
Additional desirable traits include:
The program associate reports to the director of policy programming strategy.. The position requires frequent travel. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package.
This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities. Within commuting distance of Muscatine are Iowa City (population 70,000)—home of the University of Iowa—and the Quad Cities area—four communities spanning the Mississippi River, home of John Deere’s world headquarters, with a combined population of about 400,000. While on-site work in Muscatine is mandatory, the Stanley Foundation has telecommuting options.
Please send a letter of interest, résumé, references, and a writing sample that explains in a clear, direct way how a recent policy change came about and what the key levers were that facilitated that change to:
Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
E-mail: [email protected]
Deadline for application: This position will remain open until filled.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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Posted: August 10, 2016