Environment Program Officer - The Kresge Foundation

Opportunity Type: Job

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 largest private foundations in the U.S. Our staff of over 100 employees works to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and placed-based work in Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans, and other parts of the country. Our state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting features. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

The Environment Program Officer will support the Environment Program in advancing its goal of helping cities combat and adapt to climate change while advancing racial and economic equity.  The Program Officer will assume responsibility for managing the program’s Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems (CREWS) portfolio of grants and social investments. The Program Officer also will work closely with other members of the Environment team to contribute to the design and execution of other elements of the program’s grantmaking and social investing strategies.

The Program Officer position is open to those who have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field related to urban climate resilience, such as environmental studies, public health, public policy, or urban planning; a master’s degree is strongly preferred. We are most interested in candidates whose education and work experience have brought them extensive knowledge of climate change mitigation and/or adaptation, environmental justice, urban water systems, and public policy. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to and experience advancing racial equity.

Application deadline for this position is 11:59pm EST on March 12, 2021.