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Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
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Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
12 days ago



The Program Associate (PA) is a member of the newly created cross-organizational Policy and Advocacy team located in either Schusterman’s Washington DC or New York NY offices. The PA will work to achieve a more just and inclusive society by supporting policy and advocacy work in Schusterman’s priority areas: Gender and Reproductive Equity, Educational equity, Voting Rights, and Criminal Justice reform. This position will also support Schusterman in using its assets, financial and otherwise, to maximum impact, while looking for new ways of collaborating among colleagues and external funders. This position will report to the Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy. 


This position is a key role on the Policy and Advocacy team. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

Project Management & Planning (30%) 

Outcome: The program manager will lead projects and strategic planning efforts involving colleagues from Schusterman portfolios and outside consultants that maximize our Policy & Advocacy impact in priority areas. 

  • Design and manage projects in service of Schusterman policy and advocacy priorities such as the internal Roadmap. 

Knowledge Management & Communications (30%) 

Outcome: Manage analysis of and presentation of data, insights, and activities so that leadership and colleagues have clear understanding, track key indicators of work so progress is clear.  

  • Design and write bi-monthly internal Policy & Advocacy update. 
  • Design and write presentations, memos, and other documents to persuasively and clearly present policy and advocacy plans and priorities for internal and external use. 
  • Establish and manage an organization-wide system to track government relations activities. 

Internal Collaboration (20%)  

Outcome: Build relationships across Schusterman teams and knowledge of Schusterman portfolios. 

  • Establish baseline understanding of portfolios; incorporate needs into processes and products above. 
  • Participate in team meetings and learning opportunities with select Schusterman portfolio teams. 

External Collaboration (20%)  

Outcome: Maintain active networks in policy and advocacy sector in order to formulate perspective, identify opportunities, and represent Schusterman at events and meetings to ensure best in class understanding of advocacy tools and strategies and understanding of the context into which our work lands. 


  • Strong organizational and operational skills without requiring constant supervision or direction. 
  • Ability to translate complicated information, conversations, and data into precise and clear systems and formats.
  • Ability to operate in a complex environment and display resilience and composure during challenging political times.
  • Collaborative mindset with ability to build and sustain professional relationships. 



The following qualifications are representative of the high level of demonstrated skills, maturity, judgment, and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies required of Schusterman employees:  

  • 3-5 years direct experience in policy, advocacy, and/or electoral politics.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience.
  • Respect for and experience in politics and policymaking at the local level (not just Federal). 
  • Some understanding of philanthropy, either from an institutional perspective or from work done in partnership with philanthropic supporters preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing process and projects with experience in strategic planning. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt communication styles across multiple stakeholders and facilitate productive conversations. 
  • Passionate, optimistic, and determined to contribute to building a more just and inclusive society.
  • PC skills (with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Commitment to Schusterman priority areas including Gender and Reproductive Equity, Education, Democracy and Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Jewish Community preferred.
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 20%. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64879936
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
    New York, New York, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Position Title: Program Associate, Policy and Advocacy
  • Job Function: Administrative/Management,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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