Program Officer - Children, Youth, and Families
The Ford Family Foundation
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The Program Officer will manage the Foundation’s work to promote early childhood success and kindergarten readiness. The Foundation is increasingly focused on the interconnectedness between our public, private, nonprofit, and community systems, and identifying how they must work together more effectively for improved outcomes in rural communities. The Program Officer will manage and carry out a significant portion of the Foundation’s work aimed at improving outcomes for children prenatal to age 8, while contributing to the Foundation’s broader, cross-cutting efforts to strengthen supports for children, youth, and families in rural areas. Leading with a partnership orientation, the Program Officer will be charged with effectively building bridges and synergy with other key systems that impact the wellbeing of children prenatal to 8 years of age. Utilizing both responsive and directed grantmaking approaches, this portfolio includes strategies related to kindergarten readiness and early school success, including pre-school to third grade alignment, quality childcare, family supports and early literacy. This individual will work closely with other Foundation program officers and partners from overlapping issue areas to build and strengthen the systems that enable rural children, youth, and families to thrive.
How to Apply
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