Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Strategic Assessment Officer

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Are you driven by the desire to create social impact?
  • Are you a savvy researcher and communicator?
  • Do you lead and manage teams to get superior results?

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation seeks a dynamic, talented professional to work with our Vice President of Strategy and Assessment.

You will:

  • Contribute to the foundation’s ongoing strategy development and planning.
  • Help with the design and implementation of foundation-wide systems to measure social impact, inform learning and drive program improvement.
  • Play an integral role in examining new investment opportunities and mapping best practices.
  • Develop evaluation tools and metrics in partnership with program teams and grantees.
  • Analyze and synthesize research findings to build the foundation’s knowledge management capacity.
  • Communicate information gathered from funded initiatives to policy makers and non-profits. Manage teams of outside vendors and partners.


  • Masters degree or experience equivalent; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least four years of related work experience in strategy consulting, public policy, business, research or nonprofit management preferred.
  • Outstanding analytical skills. Excellent communication skills: presentation, written and listening.
  • Extremely well organized and strong project management capabilities.
  • Bright, energetic, collaborative and goal-driven personality.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

The essential elements for this work are—discovery of ideas, belief in a vision, courage to push for change, know-how to get it done and tenacity in getting results. If you share this passion, we want to hear from you. Tell us what excites you about this opportunity and why you are right for it.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

For more on the Knight Foundation and transformational change,

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Knight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

No telephone calls, please.

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
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