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Program Officer, Sustainable Environments at Surdna Foundation - 15844

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Program Officer, Sustainable Environments
Surdna Foundation
New York City , NY ,
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Job Description: 

The Surdna Foundation is seeking nominations and applications for the role of Program Officer, Sustainable
Environments. This new PO will join the Sustainable Environments (SE) team to maintain an annual $9.2
million grantmaking portfolio of partnerships that drive a nuanced investment in environmental, climate, and
land justice, recognizing that these intersecting issues disproportionately impact communities of color and low-wealth communities at crisis levels.

Reporting to the Program Director and working alongside the Senior Program Associate, the new Program
Officer (PO) will, first and foremost, listen to and learn from frontline and grassroots leaders who are advancing
solutions that address the environmental, climate, and land crises at the intersection of racial, economic, and
gender justice. The PO will nurture relationships with grantee partners in a way that builds trust and is
rooted in respect, transparency, accountability, and consent. They will also join the ongoing work of building
out an ecosystem of people, movements, and organizations that the SE team can consider for funding in the

The Sustainable Environments team is committed to long-term partnerships, and as such, much of the work of
the new Program Officer will emphasize nurturing existing grantee partner relationships. Internally, the new PO
will also identify program goals and develop processes, actions, and timelines to meet those goals, as well as
practices to evaluate the effectiveness of those processes. They will join the SE team to build robust, high trust,
transparent relationships inside the organization to drive collaboration and mission alignment. They will also
work across the philanthropic field to organize with peers to build more equitable practices that shift power
and funding to frontline communities, grassroots organizations, and leaders.

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Application Instructions: 

Surdna Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color,
persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ applicants. Monday Morning Consultants is leading this search. For more details, please visit

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