Program Manager

Program Manager (NYC) sought by Open Society Foundations to plan/develop/manage Scholarship Program/Funding initiatives in Haiti and develop future initiatives in Wider Caribbean region. Responsible for managing existing programs, selection criteria for grantees, strategic relationships with regional/international university/NGO partners, oversee budget/spending in NY, attend conferences, write program materials. Travel necessary to monitor grantees through site visits/attend conferences. Required: Proficiency in French/Masters in English/Writing/Management/related field/1 year experience/knowledge of Caribbean higher ed system. Experience must include programs advancing social justice through community organizing and research, designing/implementing higher education planning for Haitian students. Please mail resume to: Sarah Escaleira, Open Society Foundations, 224 W. 57th St., NY, NY 10019. Job code PM-Scholarships

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organizations, and social movements that advance these goals.

We are a global network of foundations committed to local knowledge and national expertise. Our network includes national foundations, regional foundations, and other geographic programs operating in more than one hundred countries. At the same time, many programs with global reach operate from our four headquarters in Europe and the United States, including programs on digital information, documentary photography, drug policy, early childhood, education, fellowships, fiscal governance, higher education, human rights, international migration, justice, public health, scholarships, think tanks, and women’s rights. In addition to making grants to organizations and individuals, the Open Society Foundations engage in policy advocacy, legal advocacy and litigation, program-related investing, and public communications, as well as providing direct assistance to governments. Most programs and foundations in the network are governed or advised by their own boards.

The Open Society Foundations are the global philanthropies of George Soros, who, as chairman, plays an active role in the work of the foundations. 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Application Instructions

Please mail resume to: Sarah Escaleira, Open Society Foundations, 224 W. 57th St., NY, NY 10019. Job code PM-Scholarships