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Associate – Schmidt Futures

Job Details

Associates work directly with other members of the Schmidt Futures team to perform research and analysis relevant to:

  • Development of new programs or individual gifts, grants, or investments
  • Monitoring and evaluation of existing programs and individual gifts, grants, or investments either underway or completed
  • Development of Schmidt Futures’ planning efforts for strategy, budget, organizational design, and talent management

 

Key responsibilities

Program and Gift/Grant/Investment Development

  • Conduct research and analysis designed to outline potential opportunities for impact, understand relative effectiveness of alternative models, and quantify likely results of programs overall and/or individual gifts, grants, or investments
  • Perform landscape analyses to identify potential opportunities for partnership as well as lessons learned from existing efforts in the field
  • Lead knowledge management efforts for research and analysis performed – communicating results to team members and codifying results for future use and/or revision

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Working closely with others on the team, perform independent research to help verify outcomes of Schmidt Futures’ programs and/or individual gifts, grants, or investments
  • Identify opportunities to improve the work based on an understanding of current trends and/or lessons learned from others’ work
  • Recommend approaches to make data collection on outcomes easier and better so as to facilitate more productive monitoring and evaluation

Strategic and Operational Planning Support

  • Conduct benchmarking and other analyses (either directly or by review of third-party work) to facilitate more effective planning for Schmidt Futures’ strategy, budget, talent management, and organizational development
  • Identify important issues to be resolved through organizational planning processes, and propose alternatives based on research of potential scale and scope on criteria to be defined
  • Prepare relevant communications for organizational leadership and/or outside partners

 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

Some of the desired capabilities include:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including quantitative modeling
  • Project management skills, including entrepreneurial drive to develop and execute self-designed initiatives
  • Ability to coordinate efforts across multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and record of impact in high-intensity, team-based environments
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, for both conceptual and analytical problems
  • Values-based, collaborative working style with demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with reasonable ability to use common software tools for word processing, presentation, and spreadsheets (especially Google Docs and Sheets)

 

Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have 4 or more years of experience in business, government, philanthropy, graduate school, or the military
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Be based at the Schmidt Futures offices in New York and be able to travel within the U.S. and internationally on a regular basis as needed

 

About Schmidt Futures

Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative, founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that finds exceptional people and helps them do more for others together.  We knit talent into networks, bet on the most promising ideas through diverse forms of competition and support, and equip people to scale through partners and modern tools. To realize this vision, Schmidt Futures uses a broad set of tools — including gifts, grants, investments, and startup activity — for charitable, educational, and commercial efforts with a public purpose. Our initiative brings together the efforts of various charitable and non-charitable entities to improve our potential impact by making diverse types of capital available to the efforts we support.

Futures Action Network, LLC, which operates Schmidt Futures, is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. We strive for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibit harassment of any kind. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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Job Status: Open

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: North America

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