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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.

Vice President, Programs

Kimon Sargeant

When I was trained as a scholar, all the pressures and incentives in the academy pushed me to dig deep and specialize in a narrowly defined area. For me, one of the great pleasures — and challenges — of working at the Foundation is that we have to do the opposite: we need to read broadly, look globally, and build bridges between our priorities and the talented people working in research and other fields. It’s not easy, it’s always interesting, and it’s rarely the same thing twice.

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

Legal Intern, Office of the General Counsel

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Intern will support the daily operations of the legal department’s processes and systems. The ideal candidate for the role is a law student with excellent attention to detail and exceptional drafting, proofreading and editing skills.

Director of Human Resources

The Director of HR will report to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO) and work collaboratively with the Foundation leadership team to cultivate a culture committed to open-minded inquiry and excellence in all aspects of the Foundation’s work.

Program Officer, Character Virtue Development (Temporary)

We are seeking a temporary Program Officer for an anticipated duration of one year. The Program Officer will work with the Senior Program Officer and the Senior Program Associate on both grantmaking and grant monitoring activities in the Character Virtue Development department.

Program Officer, Life Sciences

The Program Officer will work with the Director of Life Sciences to develop new initiatives that advance current and future strategic priorities. They will also recruit and review grant proposals, communicate with applicants and grantees regarding the application and review process, and collaborate with our evaluation team to determine the impact of our grants.

Program Officer, Human Sciences

The Program Officer will work with the Senior Program Associate and the Director of Human Sciences to develop and commission new initiatives to advance the strategic priorities, recruit and review grant proposals, communicate with applicants and grantees regarding the application and review process, and collaborate with our evaluation team to determine the impact of our grants.

Program Officer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The Program Officer is responsible for implementing the strategic and operational objectives of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The Program Officer’s specific activities include the review of grant proposals, communicating with applicants and grantees regarding the application and review process, and developing new projects to advance the mission and vision of the foundation.

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.

Open Forums

Monthly Open Forums provide an opportunity for communication of important information that affects all team members. Each open forum includes staff presentations on our grant making activities or other aspects of our work at the Foundation.