Program Analyst Fellowship - UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business

Opportunity Type: Job

The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this unique two-year fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations in the Conservation & Science program.

The vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy and civil society by providing recent graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds a professional-level introduction to philanthropy and the non-profit sector. The goals of the fellowship are to 1) introduce recent graduates to philanthropy and the role of NGOs to strengthen their impact in a future career and 2) introduce the Foundation to fresh ideas, new skills, and diverse perspectives.

Position Overview

The position will support the Foundation’s C&S Climate program through participating in grantmaking, strategic planning, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. This position will take day-to-day direction from the ALC Program Officer.  While placed at the Packard Foundation, the fellow will also enjoy full support from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business’ Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Berkeley supervisor will provide context for the foundation world, access to resources for fellowship success, and personal coaching and supervision. As the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget to allow the fellow to attend capacity building and philanthropy conferences nationally and locally, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the program analyst’s next desired career goal.

Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency with Google software including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Gmail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and constituents.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Solid integrity and convictions.
  • Deep capability as a strategic thinker and creative problem solver.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses which meet project objectives and timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Strong policy analysis techniques.
  • Outstanding written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently with strong initiative and self-motivation and collaboratively as a team player.
  • Ability to travel internationally to monitor grantees and attend professional meetings and conferences.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Work experience and knowledge in the field of conservation and science

Compensation & Benefits

This is a two-year, full-time, 40-hours per week, Contract appointment based onsite at The Packard Foundation, Los Altos.  The fellowship begins November 1, 2021 and ends October 31, 2023. 

How to Apply

Application deadline is August 20th.  Please see the link below for the full job description, requirements and to apply.