Program Officer, Foundation Salary
|Salary||$45,364 - $102,716|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,960|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$45,234 - $107,112|
|Hourly Rate||$17.66 - $65.66|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,960|
|Total Pay (||$45,234 - $107,112|
Job Description for Program Officer, Foundation
Program officers for foundations are responsible for all aspects of the evaluation and distribution of their foundation's grants. Foundations are involved in many financial activities, such as scholarship and grant funding; program officers are heavily involved in these activities, evaluating scholarship applications and/or grant proposals.Read More...
For grant proposals, program officers examine applications to decide whether they meet the foundation’s requirements and fit with the foundation's overall mission. After reviewing initial solicitations, program officers meet with candidates, make site visits to review proposed developments, and perform further background research into the proposal. They then produce a recommendation to the foundation to accept or reject the proposal. Foundation officers may also proactively seek grantees and scholarship candidates by reaching out to the community or working with universities to spread word and develop relationships.
In addition to approving grant proposals, foundation program officers review documentation related to previously approved grants, including progress reports for continuing projects and final reports for completed ones. Additionally, they report on these projects to the foundation board. Program officers typically work in an office environment during regular business hours. They may be required to travel to make site visits or meet with candidates, depending on the employing foundation.
Program officers, foundations are typically required to hold a bachelor’s degree, and sometimes a master’s degree, in a field related to the foundation’s mission. Several years’ experience (typically five or more) working with foundations or grant proposals is required. Program officers must have excellent written and oral communication skills. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Program Officer, Foundation Tasks
- Market and manage outreach efforts for special programs.
- Manage grant-related correspondence and records.
- Follow up and assess funded initiatives.
- Support program research and overall grant administration for a non-profit foundation.
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Pay by Experience for a Program Officer, Foundation has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Officer, Foundation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Officer, Foundation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Program Officer, Foundation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 83 salaries. A Program Officer, Foundation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 19 salaries.
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