Career Opportunities



Program Officer, Talent

About our foundation

The Chamberlin Education Foundation (CEF) is a nonprofit family foundation that advances student success in West Contra Costa, CA. The foundation’s grants and programs are designed to generate improved academic outcomes and long-term educational success for K-12 public school students — particularly Black, Latinx, and other historically under-resourced groups — across West Contra Costa’s public schools.

At CEF, we believe that improved student academic success depends in part on the talent, expertise, and dedication of the educators and leaders in local public schools. Our schools currently face an unprecedented educator shortage that inhibits their ability to provide students with the rigorous, culturally responsive learning experiences that will propel their academic growth. To fulfill its broader mission, CEF intends to increase its support for partners working to improve the recruitment, retention, and continuing professional learning of educators and leaders in West Contra Costa public schools.

The opportunity

Our team seeks a Program Officer, Talent to build relationships with key stakeholders and grow a portfolio of grants aimed to recruit and retain effective and diverse educators and leaders in West Contra Costa public schools. 

Reporting to the VP of Academics, the Program Officer, Talent will create and implement a multi-year strategy to support grantees working to attract and retain top-notch teachers, principals, and systems leaders to public schools in West Contra Costa. The Program Officer, Talent will support all four of CEF’s strategic priorities: equity-focused leadership, high-quality curriculum and instruction, restorative student interventions, and collaborative educational ecosystem.

Candidate profile

Candidates with 7-10 years experience in the field of K-12 education are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator and leader, adept at strategically evaluating and navigating partnership opportunities and converting complex goals into concrete, actionable steps that will advance CEF’s work in this key focus area. Grantmaking or other related nonprofit leadership experience is preferred, but not required.

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