A Hewlett Foundation Fellowship allows an individual to enrich his or her understanding of philanthropy and of specific subject matter by engaging in all phases of grantmaking in the Foundation’s areas of interest. Over a two-year term, Fellows are assigned to one of the Foundation’s four programs or to its Effective Philanthropy Group, which supports strategic grantmaking, giving them the opportunity to learn from staff across the organization and from each other. Fellows work closely with the director, officers, and staff of the program/group to help implement its projects and ongoing grantmaking activities. They may be assigned either to work on a particular initiative or to provide their team with broader support: monitoring activities to ensure alignment with the program/group’s strategic plan and collaborating with team members to maintain the high quality of their work.
Within the Performing Arts Program, the Fellow will provide support to various projects, grantmaking activities, and research. Depending on the nature of the assignment, the Fellow will engage with peer funders, Program staff, and grantees. The Fellow will report to the Performing Arts Program Director and also work closely with three Program Officers.
Slover Linett Audience Research is a research firm for arts, culture and science organizations, with headquarters in Chicago and a new location opening in Boston in early 2013. We help museums, performing arts organizations, and other mission-driven enterprises across the country take a fresh look at their relationships with their audiences—current and potential—through qualitative and quantitative research. We also help their staffs and boards turn that insight into action through facilitated planning or visioning processes designed to articulate clear, compelling principles for organizational identity, audience engagement, and growth. We are currently seeking candidates for two Associate/Senior Associate openings, one based in Chicago and one based in Boston. The Associate/Senior Associate is responsible for leading research projects with all types of clients in our sector. We are open to hiring at either the Associate or Senior Associate level, depending on the candidate’s experience. Both positions will report to the Vice President based in Boston.
Today, there is little public debate or critical thinking around charity: money flows to the groups that tell the best stories. We picture a different world in which donors reward charities for effectiveness in improving lives. Research Associates evaluate the evidence and cost-effectiveness for interventions (such as insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria, deworming, or cash transfer programs) aiming to help GiveWell prioritize the programs that appear most promising. A Research Associate combines strong understanding of evaluation and causal inference methods with common sense and critical thinking, such that s/he is able to synthesize a large body of literature and come to well-defended conclusions regarding what the evidence says. We are seeking candidates for full-time Associate positions and summer internships.
In collaboration with Project Field Director, responsible for implementation of the Initiative for Sustainable Arts in America’s communications strategy and activities, both external and internal. Develops and implements digital communications and social media strategy, manages relationship with design firm for branding and visual identity efforts, manages messaging for the project in print/presentation/written form, assists with project administration, and oversees media relations. These efforts will be managed with an eye toward increasing the visibility of this ambitious national research and policy effort.
No deadline, but applications will be reviewed starting mid-March.