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Barr's Education Team Seeks Senior Program Officer

A new opportunity to join Barr's Education Team to help advance and advocate for student success across New England.

Barr's Education Program focuses on three strategic levers to transform the high school experience for students, deploying approximately $39 million in grantmaking resources annually:

  • Catalyze New Models: Fuel fresh designs that fit local contexts and transform the high school experience, to put success within reach of all students.
  • Build Public Will: Engage parents and students, educators and civic leaders, and all residents as informed advocates for high-quality schools.
  • Invest in Educators: Develop the pipeline and supports of diverse, skilled, effective teachers and school leaders who bring new educational models to life for their students.

About the Senior Program Officer position

Reporting to the Director of the Education Program, the Senior Program Officer will work within the Build Public Will strategic lever. They will manage and refine grantmaking strategies that support:

  • Development and dissemination of accessible and credible information of the current state of education.
  • Advocacy organizations that represent a range of stakeholders and amplify their voices.
  • Networks and intermediaries that enable coalition building and collective action.

This role involves planning and strategy, grantmaking, and field engagement. Key responsibilities include contributing to the assessment and modifications of the established portfolio strategy in response to new knowledge, identifying potential grant opportunities, conducting site visits, and actively assisting organizations in improving the quality of proposals and activities.

How to Apply

Please visit ADP Career Center to apply for this position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

View the Senior Program Officer job description

We invite you to learn more about the Barr Foundation by reading about our core values and our reflections on the past two years. All inquiries may be directed in confidence to Pam Jensen, Human Resources, via email at: pjensen@barrfoundation.org.

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