We’re Hiring: Meyer Announces Two Program Officer Positions

September 9, 2015

The Meyer Foundation, a leading supporter of locally-focused nonprofit organizations serving the Washington, DC region, is currently recruiting two Program Officers to join our team.

Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, these team members will play a central role in implementing the Foundation’s new strategic plan, which calls for Meyer to work more visibly and collaboratively toward shared community goals in the interconnected areas of educational attainment, employment, affordable housing, and financial stability for low-income individuals and families.

As members of an integrated program and communications team, the Program Officers will actively engage in assigned regions—Northern Virginia or Suburban Maryland, respectively—to deepen the Foundation’s understanding of community needs in those geographic areas and expand our network of partners working toward solutions. The Program Officers will also serve as the primary relationship managers with grantees and other partners within their assigned areas—communicating the Foundation’s goals and strategy, reviewing and recommending action on grant applications, and strengthening connections among organizations with shared goals.

The Foundation seeks applicants with strong analytical, critical thinking, and communications skills who want to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented environment in which we are all focused on pursuing and investing in solutions that build an equitable Greater Washington region in which economically vulnerable people thrive. Minimum qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and
  • At least five years of senior-level nonprofit management experience in a community-based organization, preferably in the areas of education or workforce development.

Read the full job description

How to Apply

The Program Officer search is being managed by an external firm. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to recruiter@pinnaclepeoplefirst.com. The application period will close on October 2, 2015. No telephone inquiries, please.

About Meyer

Founded in 1944 by Washington Post publisher Eugene Meyer and his wife, author and social activist Agnes Ernst Meyer, the Meyer Foundation identifies and invests in visionary leaders and effective community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to create lasting improvements in the lives of low-income people in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and works to strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector as a vital and respected partner in meeting community needs.