Los Altos, CA

Ocean Program Research Analyst (UC Berkeley Haas School), the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

About The Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach common goals. Our Foundation’s goals and how we carry out our work reflects our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We aim to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how we value diversity, equity and inclusion.

About the Ocean Team and Our Work

The ocean makes life on our planet possible. It delivers the oxygen we breathe, regulates our climate, and    provides food for billions of people around the world. Experts agree that increasing threats such as overfishing and climate change are putting pressure on the ocean and damaging its ability to sustain ocean life, ultimately endangering our own well-being. Creating positive, lasting change will not be easy, but it is possible. For half a century, the Packard Foundation has made investments to expand our understanding of the ocean and has worked with partners to improve its long-term health. Today, we invest in organizations and communities working within six focal countries (U.S., Mexico, Chile, China, Japan, Indonesia) and through three global strategies, together designed to improve ocean sustainability and the well-being of people who depend on a healthy ocean.

You will be joining an Ocean Team made up of nine strategy teams on site at the Foundation that include a Director and a Deputy Director of Conservation & Science, Program Officers, an Evaluation and Learning Officer, Program Associates, plus a slate of in-country advisors and senior Foundation leadership—all working to protect and restore ocean life. With a $38M annual budget, the Ocean Team works in close partnership with the Foundation’s Communications, Evaluation and Learning, and Organizational Effectiveness staff as well as other funders and ‘re-granting organizations, such as Oceans 5. More  information about our team and ocean grantmaking is available here: https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/ocean/.

During the term of this fellowship, the Ocean Team will be jointly reviewing and learning from findings and recommendations produced through four independent evaluations. In addition, the team and you will be highly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as this is a priority area of learning and action within the Foundation’s Conservation & Science program. Together, we will be developing refreshed strategies that reflect our learning and adjust to new insights and evolving conditions. You will be deeply engaged with the Ocean Team, along with our internal and external partners, in this process.

About the Fellowship
The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this unique two-year fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations in the Conservation & Science program.

The vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy and civil society by providing recent graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds a professional-level introduction to philanthropy and the non-profit sector. The goals of the fellowship are to 1) introduce recent graduates to philanthropy and the role of NGOs to strengthen their impact in a future career and 2) introduce the Foundation to fresh ideas, new skills, and diverse perspectives.

The position will support the Foundation’s grantmaking, strategic planning, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Ocean Subprogram. This position will take day-to-day direction from the Deputy Director for Oceans who leads the Ocean Team.

While placed at the Packard Foundation and receiving day-to-day supervision from the Deputy Director there, the fellow will also enjoy full support from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business’ Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Berkeley supervisor will provide context for the foundation world, access to resources for fellowship success, and personal coaching and supervision for the fellow. Since the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget for the fellow to attend ocean and philanthropy conferences, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the fellow’s next career goal. More information about past and present Research Analysts within Conservation & Science is available here: https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/climate/conservation-and-science-research-analysts/.

The fellowship begins June 2020 and ends May 2022.

Position Overview

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