The Heinz Endowments is based in Pittsburgh, where it uses its region as a laboratory for the development of solutions to challenges that are national in scope. Although the majority of its giving is concentrated within southwestern Pennsylvania, it works wherever necessary, including statewide and nationally, to fulfill its mission. This mission is “to help our region thrive as a whole community, economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally, while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which we work.”
This is an organization in motion, seeking constant improvement and continual learning as well as a desire to work at the intersections of its grantmaking. The Heinz Endowments has intentionally taken time to refine its focus during a strategic planning process, emerging from that work with a goal of aligning its grantmaking and community investment work under “A Just Pittsburgh”. As a result of this planning process, it will continue to support fields of emphasis including philanthropy in general and the more focused disciplines represented by its three strategic grantmaking areas: Creativity, Learning, and Sustainability.
The Heinz Endowments seeks to:
More information can be found by visiting www.heinz.org.
Purpose and Scope of the Position
This is a key hire as the individual who is chosen will be the first program officer hired to work broadly in the strategic grantmaking area of Creativity, bringing strong content expertise in arts and culture, while also possessing the ability to work collaboratively across the other two areas of focus. This individual must be sophisticated about looking for intersectionality, and respectful and ego-less in their approach to working with organizations. The Arts & Culture Program supports the work of the Endowments’ Creativity Area, which includes grantmaking responsibilities in the areas of creative citizens, creative artists and organizations, and creative places. This position focuses on two strands of work: managing a range of grant programs that support Pittsburgh’s cultural institutions and artists, and contributing to the integration of the Creativity area in all aspects of the Endowments’ work. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Vice President for Creativity, and out of necessity must work collaboratively with colleagues in other programmatic and functional areas of the organization.
Supervision of in excess of $2 million in grant funding annually.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate for this role has a unique blend of the following:
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