Program Associate | Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation is guided by social justice principles and believes that inequities can be dismantled through strategic and systems‐level interventions. We strive to understand and invest in on‐the‐ground solutions driven by experts – individuals and advocacy groups living and working in the communities they serve. The Foundation elevates organizations and ideasthat address pre‐existing and reinforcing conditionsthat lead to inequities. These groups lead with policy and narrative change, power building, and amplifying the voices of marginalized groups.
RPDFF takes a place‐based approach to grantmaking. We immerse ourselves in local issues and support interventions through multi‐year general and project‐level support, pilot projects, and capacity‐building initiativesthat strengthen partners’ programming and operations. Our emphasis on trust‐based grantmaking speaks to the strength of organizations and the leaders in whom we invest.
The Program Associate will work closely with our small team providing administrative, communications, and some grants management support. In addition, they will work closely with RPDFF board members and assist with significant preparation of board‐facing materials for up to 8 meetings per year. We seek a proactive individual who is well organized with extreme attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple time‐sensitive projects simultaneously. While there are significant administrative aspects to this position, the Program Associate will also observe all stages of grantmaking and attend all board meetings. It is an ideal opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about the Foundation’s funding areas and grantmaking strategy. The Foundation also strongly believesin the professional development of allstaff, and this position will attend conferences and other skill‐building opportunities.