The Smidt Foundation is a private foundation created by Eric Smidt, the cofounder and CEO of Harbor Freight Tools, the family-owned national retailer. The foundation builds upon the Smidt family’s longstanding commitment to give back to their home town and to advance our country’s future as one of opportunity and care for all.
The Program Assistant is a pivotal member of a small, entrepreneurial team, contributing to idea generation, strategic thinking, and the foundation’s outreach and research. The Program Assistant will be responsible for developing a deep understanding of the landscape of like-minded funders, performing due diligence program and financial research and analysis, constructing recommendations for engagement, considering and sharing opportunities to “invest or invent” in the community, and supporting the Managing Director in outreach, communication and tracking philanthropic efforts.
In addition, the Program Assistant will continue the development of in-depth knowledge of the skilled trades education ecosystem and support for the foundation's flagship program, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, and its priorities.
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