Associate, Planning and Evaluation (Temporary)
Location: Greater Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania, USA
Department: Planning & Evaluation
Reports to: Director, Planning & Evaluation
Position Type: Full-time or part-time temporary role for a duration of up to 3 months
Organization and Position
The John Templeton Foundation aspires to become a global catalyst for discoveries that contribute to human flourishing. We fund research and catalyze conversations across disciplines—from astrophysics, evolutionary biology, and genetics, to philosophy, psychology, and economics – to inspire awe and wonder and help us understand what it means to live a life full of purpose and meaning.
The John Templeton Foundation is seeking a temporary employee to support the review and coding of grant-related data that is vital to the John Templeton Foundation’s grant assessment needs.
Areas of Responsibility
- Legacy Academic Publications: Review historic academic publications stored in Salesforce, academic databases, and publisher websites to confirm JTF funding. Use Excel and JTF’s web-based software to accurately code data.
- Monthly Data Processing: Review recent academic publications to confirm JTF funding and identify external funders.
- Funding Area Coding: Identify grants and proposals relevant to the foundation’s work in specific areas of funding. Once grants and proposals are identified, extract academic publications and researchers and store using Excel and JTF web-based software.
- Grant and Leader coding: Review grants and JTF-supported grantees to extract and code data using Salesforce, Excel and JTF’s web-based software.
- Ad hoc Projects: Support for other strategic planning and evaluation projects that require internet research, grant review and data management.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
- High School diploma required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high level of accuracy.
- Must be adept using internet research (Chrome) and data management (Excel) software. Experience using Salesforce or optical character recognition (OCR) software is beneficial.
- Experience managing data, especially grant data or academic research, is strongly preferred.
- Strong organizational skills and process orientation.
- Demonstrates professionalism, dedication and humility.
This position will be based in the Foundation’s offices, located in West Conshohocken, PA. The associate will be able to work a hybrid schedule (at least 2 days in-office and up to 3 days remote). West Conshohocken, PA is a short drive (~15 miles) from Philadelphia and within walking distance of a commuter train station into downtown Philadelphia.