Program Officer (part-time) | Brooklyn Community Foundation

Program Officer (part-time)
Brooklyn, NY (Temporarily Remote)

About the Foundation

Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to New York City’s largest borough. We are on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn. Since our founding in 2009, Brooklyn Community Foundation has provided over $60 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits through our Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund program. The Foundation is committed to racial justice and to challenging systemic racism through all aspects of our grant-making, advocacy, operations, and governance. Visit for more information.

Position Overview

The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for leading key community-driven programs (specifically related to substance use treatment/ harm reduction), managing grantmaking portfolios, maintaining the integrity of grant information, and assisting with policy and advocacy efforts. To further the Foundation’s strategic priorities, the PO develops relationships and works closely with community residents, leaders and other external partners.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and analytical skills, a clear commitment to racial justice, experience and knowledge of substance use treatment/ harm reduction programming and issues, in-depth knowledge of the Brooklyn nonprofit sector, a learning orientation and humility, and will be a team player capable of putting the common good first. 

This is a part-time exempt position – approximately 25 hours/week, and reports to the Vice President of Programs and Partnerships. It is located in Brooklyn, NY and will occasionally require early morning, evening, and weekend work. There is the need to travel within NYC via public transportation for visits with community partners.

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