Program Officer, Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture program has an immediate opening for a program officer to assist in the design and implementation of the program’s national efforts to elevate the effective use of arts and culture in transforming and revitalizing communities. The program will focus on the themes of strengthening creative place-making, promoting arts as a vehicle of civic identity and engagement, and advancing sound capitalization principles within the arts and culture field. In addition to making grants, convening, commissioning and disseminating research, and participating in national networks, the program will also pursue opportunities to apply our social investment practice to these themes.

The Program Officer will join Kresge at an exciting time, becoming a member of a team with a new program strategy. Although the program’s broad themes and funding priorities are in place, there is considerable room for a talented individual to bring his or her informed strategic perspective to the program by developing new areas of emphasis, expanding our use of non-grant, social investment activities, deepening Kresge’s expertise within a particular niche, or otherwise strengthening the work.

The program aspires to position the Kresge Foundation as a recognized leader within arts and culture philanthropy by partnering effectively with other foundations and with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and by deploying our capital in innovative ways for the benefit of nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. We seek to hire an individual who will help our Arts & Culture team achieve that vision.

Deadline: November 7, 2011.

Associate Director of Program Strategies, Living Cities

The Program Strategies Cluster is responsible for the development and implementation of Living Cities’ substantive work. This work falls primarily into two categories: Research & Development, focused on advancing nationally significant innovation in areas including Education, Green Economy, Income & Assets, and Transit-Oriented Development; and The Integration Initiative, which provides $80 million in grants, below-market-rate debt, and commercial debt to five regions to help them tackle persistent barriers to opportunity for low-income residents, including education, housing, health care, transit and jobs.

Working under the leadership of the Director of Program Strategies and with an outstanding team of Program Associates and consultants, the Associate Director plays a pivotal role in driving Cluster operations while ensuring that Cluster activities are carried out in a manner consistent with Living Cities’ mission, strategic framework and organizational values.

No deadline provided.

Assistant Manager, Capacity Building, DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Assistant Manager, Capacity Building, will support all capacity building programs within the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. The Institute is dedicated to train, support, and empower arts managers locally, nationally, and internationally. This is a full-time position reporting to the Manager of the DeVos Institute. This position will also interact with the Director of the Institute, the Office of the President, and Kennedy Center senior staff.

Coordinate all aspects of producing capacity building seminars (logistics, development of internal and external materials, communication with participants and instructors) for the following programs (and future programs): Capacity Building Detroit; Capacity Building Grand Rapids; Capacity Building Miami; Capacity Building Orlando; Capacity Building Midwest; Capacity Building D.C. (Local); Capacity Building NYC; Capacity Building Culturally Specific; Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ); Ford Foundation Next Generation Arts Spaces I & II.

No deadline provided.