The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, seeks a Fellow for its Environment Program. This is a three-year term position.
The Environment Program focuses on global climate change and Western conservation in North America. We are committed to clearly identifying our goals and measuring progress toward them. Our team is made up of 10 program staff, plus additional staff from communications, grants management, and legal departments. Additional information about the Program is available at www.hewlett.org/programs/environment
A Hewlett Foundation Fellowship allows an individual to enrich his or her understanding of philanthropy and of specific subject matter by engaging in all phases of program development and grantmaking. Fellows work closely with program staff to help implement projects and conduct ongoing grantmaking activities.
Within the Environment Program, the Fellow will help develop and manage a project intended to assess and address the climate implications of land use in the Western United States and Canada, potentially including aspects of agriculture and soil health; water security; energy development; climate finance; politics and public affairs; forests, parks, and public lands; and indigenous land tenure and use of indigenous knowledge to address climate change.
This project will entail research; consultation with the Program Director, staff, external partners and grantees; critical thinking, writing, and analysis; and peer funder engagement and learning. The Fellow will be responsible for facilitating internal and external communications about the project; help identify potential grantees, conduct due diligence, and manage grants.
The Fellow also will support the Environment Program’s Western Conservation grantmaking activities and other program needs that may arise, such as program retreats and grantee convenings, including content creation. The Fellow will report directly to the Western Conservation Program Officer.
Please note: while there may be opportunities to return to the Hewlett Foundation later in their career, Fellows are ineligible to apply for posted foundation positions or transition into other roles at the foundation during their 36-month term as well as for a period of one year following the conclusion of the term.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the Fellow is required to spend extended hours at the computer. This position also requires moderate levels of travel in the United States and potentially, to international destinations.
Please email a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position to the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: [Your Name] – Fellow, Environment.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.