Overview

The Fund for New Jersey is hiring. We are seeking a new Leonard Lieberman Fellow/Program Associate — a two-year position for recent graduates and aspiring leaders in public policy. The Fund has hosted this fellowship since 2012 and it has been a terrific way to develop new colleagues in philanthropy.

The Fund promotes, values, and respects diversity and we are actively working to attract a diverse pool of candidates. Any specific questions about the position can be directed to Program Officer Lupe Amate (lupe@fundfornj.org).

The Program Associate will contribute to programmatic and strategic work of The Fund, including:
Contributing to invitation, review, and evaluation of grant inquiries and proposals

Conducting site visits with potential and current grantees

Preparing materials and presenting grants quarterly for board consideration

Managing and reporting grantmaking data and outcome evaluations

Representing The Fund at meetings and conferences

Completing issuefocused research to support and expand grantmaking

Generating and distributing information about The Fund and the work of its grantees,
including preparation of bimonthly news updates

Managing digital communications and developing social media and website content

Preparing background materials for meetings

Assisting with programrelated correspondence

When COVID conditions permit, the position will require regular travel throughout New Jersey.

The Program Associate will be encouraged to develop their own expertise and, in consultation with colleagues, work responsibilities will be adjusted to make best use of the Program  Associate’s particular skills and interests and to support professional development.

The strongest candidate will have demonstrated experience and qualities, including:
A Bachelor’s degree including coursework in policy, politics, economics, sociology, environmental studies, or related fields. Graduate work a plus.

Understanding of and enthusiasm for public policy and social change related to an array of issues affecting NJ.

Commitment to justice, equity, and inclusion in substance and in process.

Strong multitasking skills; ability to coordinate, organize, prioritize and execute multifaceted workload with competing deadlines.

Ability to carry out responsibilities with sensitivity, discretion, and diplomacy.

Familiarity with social media and media management tools.

Excellent writing, research, and editing skills.

Strong technology skills and ease with basic quantitative analysis.

Ability to think clearly, listen well, and ask good questions.

This is a twoyear position beginning September 2020 and continuing for 24 months. Salary depends on experience and will exceed $45,000, with excellent benefits. The Fund has a small, energetic, and highly collaborative staff. It offers an exceptional work environment with opportunities for mentorship and networking. The Fund promotes, values, and respects diversity.

To apply: Please send a cover letter describing your interest and fit for the Lieberman Fellow/Program Associate position. Also include a resume, a writing sample (no more than 1,000 words), and a list of three references.

Send all materials to jobs@fundfornj.org.

Review of applications will begin September 11 and will continue until the position is filled

About The Fund for New Jersey

The Fund for New Jersey, a private grant-making foundation, works to improve the quality of
public policy decision-making on the most significant issues affecting the people of New Jersey
and our region. Our grant making advances systemic and sustainable solutions to public
problems through the work of policy, advocacy, analysis, and organizing. In addition to work on
issue areas including budget & finance, climate & environment, criminal justice, education,
housing, immigration, poverty, and public media, The Fund has launched special initiatives to
address structural racism, to advance democratic participation, and to support a complete
count in Census 2020.