Program Associate, Philosophy & Theology

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Philosophy & Theology, the Program Associate will assist in the full life cycle of the grant-making process and provide administrative support to the department.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist with all aspects of the proposal intake and proposal review process, from submission through grant award, including preparing documents for all Proposal Review meetings.
  • Review Online Funding Inquiries and invited Full Proposals and track grantee progress.
  • Track grantee documents and make recommendations to the Director and Program Officer on scheduled payments.
  • Assist the Program Officer in reviewing grantee-submitted reports.
  • Oversee all aspects of the External Review process for proposals submitted with the Program Associate’s Funding Area.
  • Respond to inquiries from Applicants, Project Leaders, and Grantees.
  • Support all general office administrative duties related to the Funding Area, including departmental correspondence, budgets, files, meetings and logistics.
  • Support all aspects of the department’s internally developed funding initiatives.

    Criteria & Relevant Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Some undergraduate coursework in philosophy and/or theology desirable but not required.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional experience in an administrative office setting preferred.
  • Skilled oral and written communicator able to work with professionals across internal departments and communicate with external scholars.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative for new projects and work independently.
  • A team player who is able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of the grant making process desirable but not required.
  • Ability to understand the Foundation’s mission and core themes.
  • Strong personal interest in the Foundation’s mission is essential.