This is an interim backfill role to cover for an employee who will be out on parental leave. The duration of the assignment is targeted for 18 months starting in August 2019. However, the start and end dates may change.
Associate Program Officer, USPAC – State & Local
The Associate Program Officer will support their team with high quality analysis and strategic support of
USPAC state and local efforts. The APO will also contribute to general support to advance the
foundation’s US Program policy goals. This role will be based out of our Washington D.C. office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates and manages written team updates to team and foundation leadership
Devises appropriate project management tools to track team progress against various tasks, including appropriate follow-up
Participates in coordinating mechanism calls and report outs with SPOs and assists with any needed follow-up
Coordinates with the SPM team to manage inputs on various team and foundation reporting tools and the annual planning process
Supports SPOs with grant making processes, including providing grant analyses and participation on grantee calls/meetings
Team knowledge and systems management – team progress tracking
Monitors and reports on policy developments across issue areas
Assists with convenings and large partner meetings
USP/USPAC team coordination
Core Knowledge and Skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated aptitude for blending analytical rigor with sounds political judgement
Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects and competing demands, and establish priorities
Experience in a role requiring collaboration within an organization
Ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy, particularly as part of a team effort
Demonstrated proficiency using MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, and a strong aptitude for learning and using new technology systems
Qualifying Attributes or Experience for role
Solid understanding of the foundation’s US Program policy goals
Ability to work well and function at a high level in a highly matrixed environment
The employee transfer policy applies to internal backfill positions. An employee may apply for an open position after at least 12 months in their current position. If you meet this requirement and wish to pursue a backfill opportunity, you are required to have a conversation with your manager to confirm their support before you apply. In rare cases, the requirement of a minimum of 12 months in a position may be waived if a transfer is critical to the foundation’s goals and is approved by the current manager and their HR Consultant (HR Business Partner or Generalist).
All backfill positions are posted as LTE roles. With current manager support, if selected for the role, FTEs will retain their FTE status during the backfill assignment. Managers will have the option of backfilling for the individual moving to the interim position for a similar duration via the same hiring channels and options as this position. However, current managers may be unwilling or unable to hold headcount for the duration of an interim assignment and may deny the employee’s request. In such cases, the employee may apply for the open LTE position, but if selected, would effectively be resigning as an FTE and would be hired as an LTE for the duration of the interim assignment. As an LTE, employment with the foundation is expected to end at the end of the assignment, and the employee would not be eligible for severance.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:
From poverty to health, to education, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation focuses on improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. There are four problem areas the organization focuses on; the Global Development Division, Global Health Division, United States Division, and Global Policy & Advocacy Division. In developing countries the foundation focuses on improving the health and wellness of people as well as helping children and families escape from extreme hunger and poverty. In the United States, the foundation focuses on low-income families and makes sure that everyone has opportunities to receive an education that will help them succeed. The foundation works with numerous organizations around the world to tackle critical problems and addresses challenging inequalities. The headquarters of this organization is based in Seattle, Washington, one of the most proactive global health and non-profit cities in the world.