Job Duties at the Packard Foundation

There are a few roles open at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Do you have a background in private equity and venture capital?

We seek a senior investment professional with a background in Private Equity and Venture Capital to help invest and manage the Foundation’s portfolio. You will be a key member of the Investments team, collaborating on all aspects of portfolio management, including the sourcing, selection, and monitoring of investment managers for the portfolio, performing investment research, conducting portfolio and performance analysis, and presenting to the Investment Committee. You will have an opportunity to lead our relationships in Private Equity, Venture Capital, and/or certain geographies such as Greater China, depending on your experience. You will also collaborate and give input on investments in other asset classes. To be successful in this role, you will have a good foundation in Endowment and Foundation investing; be able to demonstrate leadership in a small, flat, and cohesive team environment; possess strong EQ, networking, relationship-building, and quantitative skills; have a strong global network; and have a long-term interest in Endowment and Foundation investing as a career.

Managing Director, Private Equity & Venture Capital

There are other roles available if you have less experience but are eager to learn.

Senior Associate, Investments

Analyst, Investments

Perhaps you are looking for a leadership role at a $7.5 billion foundation that recently awarded over $330 million in grants.

Broadly speaking, this individual will bring exceptional leadership skills combined with a genuine commitment to the Foundation’s mission and values, and will

Partner with the Board to develop the direction and strategic priorities of the Foundation. Bring an intellectual curiosity and a commitment to continuous learning to the work of the Foundation. Facilitate ongoing Board and staff discussions on how to best evolve programmatic strategies and organizational practices to respond to current societal realities, conditions, or issues.

Build a strong, respectful, and productive relationships with all Trustees and staff.

With the Board and staff, develop a strategy for ensuring the Foundation’s culture, programmatic work, and strategies uphold and reflect its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In collaboration with senior management, provide guidance and perspective, and help set priorities for program strategies and implementation. Ensure accountability for effectiveness of programs and maintain high standards for excellence.

Attract, develop, empower, and retain top, diverse talent to ensure that the staff, not just the programs, bring transformational leadership to the sector.

Actively engage with the full range of the Foundation’s stakeholders, including grantees, staff, thought leaders, industry peers, governmental entities, and partner organizations.

Develop strong relationships with and be a collaborative partner to other peer foundations and programmatic partners at the state, national, and international level. Proactively advance and strengthen the Foundation’s collaborative engagement with other funders and identify future opportunities to advance the Foundation’s goals through collective action.

Serve as a role model for the Foundation’s mission, values, and organizational culture. Effectively communicate the Foundation’s collective philanthropic interests and values to a broad diversity of stakeholders.

Provide financial oversight for the Foundation’s overall budget and grantmaking activities. In partnership with the Investment Committee of the Board, ensure proper stewardship of the Foundation’s financial assets, including its endowment.

Make certain all activities and programs meet the highest standards of ethics and are aligned with the Foundation and family’s values.

President & CEO

Before you apply, take a look at their financials.

Investments & Finances, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The new building of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
Photo by Stanford Children’s Health

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