Portfolio Manager, Education

One8 Foundation
Boston, Massachusetts
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The One8 Foundation (One8 or the Foundation) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Portfolio Manager to contribute to its innovative Education team. One8 is venture philanthropy and pro-bono consultancy – with a dual focus on Education and Jewish Community/Israel – that works alongside grantee partners to create social change in Massachusetts. In its Education branch, the Foundation partners with existing and emerging K-12, postsecondary, and workforce development organizations that exhibit strong potential for measurable and sustained impact, with an emphasis on applied learning. This Portfolio Manager will join One8 at a time of growth, as the Foundation engages in ambitious planning for its future, continues to expand its reach and impact, and furthers its reputation for hands-on venture philanthropy.

The Portfolio Manager plays a key role in advancing One8’s mission of transforming classrooms and 21st century learning by identifying game-changing grantees, building partnerships with schools and organizations, and providing ongoing grantee support. These deep and long-term working relationships enable the Portfolio Manager to see evidence of direct impact. To accomplish this work, the Portfolio Manager reports to the Director of Education as part of a six-person Portfolio Management team and seeks the counsel of the Director and the President to ensure grantee success. This individual will manage Portfolio Associates to complete specific grantee projects, as well as pieces of work that support the Foundation’s strategy development. Unique to One8, the Portfolio Manager also works alongside the in-house implementation team, Mass STEM Hub, which provides select grantees with operational support to leverage the impact of their grants.

At present, One8 supports over 500 Massachusetts schools in adopting grant-funded programs designed by best-in-class organizations, reaching around 175,000 students; One8 is also expanding a portfolio of post-secondary and workforce development grants. This next Portfolio Manager will build upon One8’s work, primarily in the K-12 space, with the goal of effecting change in Massachusetts and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual energized by direct impact, high-touch relationships, and a team that values research-based innovation and big ideas. This new Portfolio Manager will bring a track record of creating strategic plans and managing operations for complex programs, the ability to develop and sustain strong networking relationships, the skill to take initiative to solve problems, and a team-driven mindset.

The One8 Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications (resumes and letters of interest) should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Berkley Burke, Senior Associate

Quizayra Gonzalez, Senior Associate

Sheryl Ash, Partner

Isaacson, Miller


One8 Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and benefits from candidates with diverse backgrounds.