About the organization
The Foundation is the legacy of Patrick McGovern (1937-2014), an enterprising business leader and tireless advocate for science. McGovern was the founder of International Data Group (IDG), a global research, investment, and publishing company that chronicled the rise of digital technology and made it intelligible to millions.
The Foundation strives to advance the development and application of data science and AI to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all. As a leading funder in this area, we are committed to shaping an ecosystem around principles of ethical design, inclusive and equitable representation, structured accountability, and socially responsible decision making. Our work engages academia, civil society, and technologists as we practice strategic philanthropy, systems change grantmaking, and convene a broad network of thought leaders.
About the position
The Program Associate will staff our program team and help translate strategy into reality in support of the Foundation’s goals. This work will include researching and performing due diligence on potential grantees, providing support to the program team on strategy development, and helping to identify high-leverage opportunities at the intersection of data science and social good. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and writing skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to juggle multiple project and competing priorities.
Things you’ll do:
We are looking for candidates with 2-3 years of analytical work experience. Candidates who have previously worked in management consulting or paralegal roles might be a great fit. Most important is a passion for technology and society, and a strong drive to learn.
Location, Compensation, and Benefits
Due to COVID-19, we're currently working as an all-remote team. When we transition back to in-person, we'll explore having a presence in both Boston and San Francisco.
Salary competitive, and commensurate with education and experience. Generous benefits package.
Applicants are required to undergo a background check before being hired.
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, military status, or disability, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and grant-making.
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