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
Since day one, the Foundation has supported innovative work at the intersection of technology and society. Our work has spanned a range of fields, with particular focus on digital health, data institutions and governance, climate change, and increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the technology field.
We are looking for strategists with depth in one or more of these fields that can help us continue to refine our grantmaking approach. This role will help to develop strategy in the program areas we work in, source and manage relationships with grantees, and contribute to the Foundation’s work in convening and developing thought leadership in the field.
Things you’ll do:
We are looking for candidates that like to solve problems and build strategies both through a data-driven approach and through deep collaboration with a team. We hope to find a strategist who is deeply empathetic and deeply practical, who can recognize the real needs of our grantees and our intended beneficiaries and develop innovative ways to meet them. Our ideal candidate combines expertise with a “beginner’s mind,” and enjoys intellectual collaboration and dialogue.
The right candidate will bring a relevant academic background as well as significant experience in digital health, data governance, AI ethics, climate change, or other intersections of technology and social good. Candidates with management consulting or technology experience who have depth in these areas are encouraged to apply. As with all our roles, we are deeply committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, and welcome candidates of all identities.
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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