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Manager, Legal Operations

Robyn Harris

I enjoy studying, exploring and gaining a deeper understanding of the issues that impact our world. So, to work for a Foundation that is engaged in the discovery concerning life’s biggest questions is a wonderful gift to me. My position gives me the opportunity to utilize my educational background, international business experience and technical skills. Working at the Foundation provides many intellectual challenges as we assist the organization navigate the legal parameters of philanthropy while maintaining adherence to the Foundation’s Charter, Bylaws and guidelines.

Human Resources Manager

Emily Hoffman

My role enables me to combine my personal interest in pursuing research surrounding life’s biggest questions with my skills and experience in the HR field. The learning culture at the Foundation has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I am recognized and feel appreciated when contributing my ideas. I find joy in working at the Foundation because I am supporting a meaningful purpose and the remarkable people who teach me something new every day.

Our Benefits

We are committed to caring for our employees and their families through exceptional benefits.

Medical, Dental & Vision

The Foundation pays for 100% of employee healthcare premiums and generously contributes to family premiums.


The Foundation offers a tax-advantaged 401(k) retirement savings plan with a variety of institutional investment options, a generous employer match, and additional discretionary contributions.

Life & Disability Insurance

Basic life insurance is provided without cost to our employees and provides access to supplemental life insurance plan options for employees and their families. Short-term and long-term disability coverage is provided at no cost to our employees.

Paid Time Off

Staff members receive generous paid vacation, plus 10 days paid sick leave and 5 paid personal days. Additionally, the Foundation observes a business holiday schedule with a floating holiday each year.

Paid Parental Leave

In conjunction with the Foundation’s short-term disability plan, employees are eligible for salary continuation during a maternity leave. Additionally, staff members are eligible to receive up to 6 weeks paid parental leave for time away for the birth or adoption of a child.

Staff Donation Program

The Staff Donation Program allows employees to allocate $5,000 to a charity or organization that aligns with Sir John’s philanthropic vision. Every approved donation request is made in the employee’s name with no employee donation required.

A careful choice of a career can contribute to humanity as well as provide personal fulfillment and growth.

— Sir John Templeton

Current Opportunities

Investment Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Investments, the Investment Analyst is an integral part of a small team responsible for the Foundation’s investment portfolio. The Investment Analyst will be primarily responsible for researching, collecting, and analyzing data, providing support to a wide range of investment operations. The Investment Analyst will take a lead role in manager due diligence, portfolio monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and other asset management functions. 

Speaker Series

Our monthly Speaker Series provides opportunities for our employees to gain valuable insights into a variety of research areas that the Foundation supports. Many of our speakers are current or former grantees whose work addresses our major Funding Areas.

Service Days

Staff are invited to participate in service days throughout the year in order to give back to communities in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. To date we have built a library in a local high school, hosted a reading initiative and book giveaway in a local elementary school, and partnered with a local organization to pack meals for hunger relief.

Annual Staff Outing

Our Annual Staff Outing invites staff, family, and friends to enjoy time out of the office together. We have hosted special events at local Philadelphia favorites such as the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Zoo. Most recently, we joined the Phanatic to cheer on the Phillies at a home game.