Senior Impact Assessment and Learning Officer

Job Application Due Date: 12/31/21
Hiring Company/Organization: The James Irvine Foundation

About The James Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunities for the people of California. The Foundation’s vision is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided more than $2.09 billion in grants to organizations throughout California. The Foundation ended 2020 with more than $3 billion in assets and provided $109 million in grants. There are about 60 staff across their San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The Irvine Foundation is committed, internally and externally, to the values of accountability, curiosity, empathy, equity, nimbleness, partnership, and transparency. Programmatic efforts are focused on three major, multi-year initiatives: Better Careers, Fair Work, and  Priority Communities with additional initiatives on the way.

Position Description

The Senior Impact and Learning (IL) Officer will be a close partner and strategist around institutional learning and impact. As each Initiative manages its respective programmatic evaluation efforts, the Senior IL Officer will be charged with advising Initiative Directors and their teams at key points along their learning journey and pulling out salient learning themes that may be applied in other areas across the Foundation. They will understand and navigate both the potential and challenges presented by the Foundation’s projected growth, working to facilitate learning by building capacity, providing a suite of learning tools and methodologies tailored to each situation, and possess the organizational acumen to work deftly with a range of personality and professional types. In this sense, they will serve as a learning sommelier for Foundation constituencies – helping to select resources and facilitate learning in each appropriate context. As a result, it will be important that more than a tolerance for ambiguity, the Senior IL Officer possesses a keen appetite for creativity and the ability to support the curiosity of others.

Applications are due December 31, 2021.