Program Officer for Mobility - Barr Foundation

Opportunity Type: Job

Barr Foundation is searching for a Program Officer to work primarily with the Mobility strategy of Barr's Climate Program, and support its Clean Energy strategy and the Climate Program overall.

Barr’s Mobility strategy focuses in two areas: transforming the transportation system and accelerating the development of low-carbon communities. Our grantmaking supports the advocacy community, research, communications, pilots and demonstration projects, and more through a variety of grantmaking strategies and partnerships. All of the mobility work centers on reducing greenhouse gas emissions while addressing the needs of those most impacted by climate change. 

Our Climate team is dedicated to advancing equity-centered solutions to climate change and we're excited to expand this team and deepen our commitment. 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Senior Program Officer, Mobility.

Salary range: Salary is commensurate with experience and we anticipate a starting salary range between $115,000 to $125,000.

Benefits: The Barr Foundation offers an attractive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance. Benefits also include 15 vacation days to start and a generous parental leave. Barr Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We welcome candidates who would both contribute to and learn from working in such an environment. In addition, Barr is a Compact Signer for the 100% Talent Compact, which is administered by the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, a unique public-private partnership between the Boston Mayor’s Office and Greater Boston employers dedicated to eliminating the gender and racial wage gap. We are proud to be part of this first-in-the-nation approach to reaching pay equity for women and people of color across our region.

How to Apply

Please use the link below to view the full position description and to apply.   Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with preference given to applications received before July 9, 2021. All inquiries may be directed in confidence to Denise Gillespie, Director of Human Resources, via email at

Covid-19 Update

This position is based in our Boston office. At this time, due to COVID-19 and out of concern for the health and safety of our employees and guests, the Barr Foundation is planning to work remotely through summer 2021. As a result, this position would begin as a remote work arrangement, with a return to the office subject to those policies and procedures that will guide the office reopening in 2021.