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Program Officer, Planning and Evaluation
(1 Year Duration)

Position Summary

The Officer collaborates with Planning & Evaluation and grantmaking colleagues to inform strategy, monitor grant portfolio performance, assess performance against expectations and the Foundation's mission, and provide insight that improves programmatic decision-making.

This is a 1-year position.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Support JTF’s grantmaking planning, implementation and evaluation needs.
  • Lead and partner on efforts to generate knowledge that informs on-going and future grantmaking efforts
  • Contribute to internal evaluations and assist with oversight of external evaluations of individual grants, program initiatives and strategic plans using both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Both independently and in partnership with Planning and Evaluation colleagues, provide summary analysis of grant performance and lessons learned across grantmaking departments
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of supporting data systems
  • Train/assist program staff regarding planning and evaluation concepts and practice

 Criteria & Relevant Skills

  • Master’s Degree in program evaluation or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years conducting planning and evaluation in an academic or foundation setting
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience must include oversight of data collection, analytics, visualization and reporting of academic and public engagement data (Bibliometrics, social network analysis, etc.). Experience overseeing technical systems for data management is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of the Foundation’s Science and the Big Questions areas
  • Experience designing and overseeing outsourced program or project evaluations
  • Experience designing and conducting evaluations, particularly those focused on evaluating the impact of research
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative for new projects and to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a small team from diverse professional backgrounds
  • Strong personal interest in the Foundation’s mission

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the John Templeton Foundation is to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discovery in areas engaging life's biggest questions. These questions range from explorations into the laws of nature and the universe to questions on the nature of love, gratitude, forgiveness, and creativity.

Our vision is derived from Sir John Templeton's commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. The Foundation's motto "How little we know, how eager to learn" exemplifies our support for open-minded inquiry and our hope for advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.