Jessie Ball duPont Fund – Program Officer

Posted Mar 08, 2023 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Apr 20, 2023


The Jessie Ball duPont Fund seeks to create communities of belonging in the places and institutions that Jessie Ball duPont loved. We believe that the most creative and prosperous communities and institutions are those that tap into the full diversity of the talent in each. We focus on creating places where all are welcome and on breaking down barriers to opportunity for people who have been historically excluded.

The Program Officer will work with the program staff and other duPont Fund staff to support, carry out, and monitor grantmaking at the Fund. They will ensure that the Fund’s grantmaking supports equitable access to opportunity in the communities and institutions that Jessie Ball duPont loved. They will review and analyze the organizational and programmatic materials provided by grantees, ensure their alignment with the Fund’s goals to advance placemaking and equity, and make recommendations to the team and duPont Fund Trustees. They will report to the Chief Operations Officer of the Fund.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Build networks and relationships with grantees and potential grantees; trusting relationships are key at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to ensure that the Fund’s grantmaking has impact In close coordination with other members of the program team, support building out the grantmaking portfolio so that the Fund’s grantmaking program has integrity, alignment, and impact in service to the Fund’s equity goals, carrying out all downstream and upstream activities as necessary Such activities may include, but are not limited to: pre-grant conversations, application review, feedback conversations with grantees, writing and presenting recommendations to staff and Trustees, developing and working within grantmaking budgets in coordination with the program team and Fund leadership, and preparing and delivering presentations for partners and the public Work closely with the Chief Operations Officer to implement monitoring and evaluation processes for entire grantmaking portfolio Carry out research as needed on core communities or grantee institutions and areas of interest to the Fund As requested, serve on boards or advisory committees for organizations that align with Fund mission and objectives


Minimum 5 years of experience in philanthropy, nonprofits, local government, and/or public policy A strong interest in rural development issues will be required, as a significant number of JBdF grantees are based in rural areas Travel to meet grantees as well as for conferences and Trustee meetings will be required Self-motivated, empathetic, creative, forward-thinker open to new ways to tackle old challenges; able to map out a plan for professional development Able to build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders with a high-touch customer service mindset Comfort with financial and data analysis as it relates to evaluating program efficacy – proposed and implemented Must have a strong eye for detail and a drive for results; highly organized Strong written and verbal communication skills Able to be flexible and responsive to opportunities as they arise while implementing projects and initiatives by anticipating project needs, discerning work priorities, and meeting deadlines with little supervision Ability to lead collaborative processes with those from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures Patience, and a sense of humor

Salary/Salary Range

Compensation will vary depending on experience level, and could range from $48,000 to $79,000

How to Apply

Email a cover letter (one page maximum) and resume to


Jessie Ball duPont Fund


Collin Mullis | Email