The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation's work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.
At Casey, you will find a dynamic environment with staff of diverse backgrounds and perspectives that shares a deep commitment to advancing the Foundation's mission.
The Foundation is seeking a program associate to contribute to several areas related to family economic success, including advancing opportunity for youth and young adults in low-income families as well as policies and programs related to credit building, household savings, asset ownership, consumer financial protection and tax provisions (e.g., the Earned Income Tax Credit) for working families and their children. This position contributes to investment portfolio planning and implementation and advances racial and ethnic equity and inclusion practices.
As a program associate, you will:
- collect information, synthesize materials and conduct analyses based on secondary research materials, labor market information, socioeconomic data, interviews and other qualitative and quantitative information;
- develop materials and reports describing projects and analysis, as well as policy or program implications, and present project findings and implications to diverse audiences;
- assist and participate in the development and organization of internal and external meetings, conferences and site visits; represent the Foundation at meetings and conferences as needed; and
- assist in the planning, development, management and monitoring of grant-making and investment strategies (e.g., reviewing and analyzing proposals and budgets, preparing correspondence, handling grant letters and payments and maintaining records on grantees).
Ideal candidates will have:
- A bachelor's degree in public policy, human services, business, education, economics or related field; ideally a graduate degree (e.g., a law degree or master's degree in public administration, public health, social work or business administration) and relevant work experience
- Five to seven years of experience with community-based, government, research, policy or advocacy organizations focused on human services, economic security, financial services, postsecondary education or workforce, economic or community development
- Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and working effectively with people from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds, including youth and young adults
- Demonstrated issue expertise in one or more of the Foundation's policy priorities (including safety net, benefits, health, housing, tax, postsecondary education and workforce) and the public policymaking process