The average salary for a Program Officer, Foundation is $65,256. Salaries range between $46k - $108k.
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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. For grant proposals, program officers examine applications to decide whether they meet the foundation’s requirements and fit with the foundation's overall…Read more
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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Popular Employer Salaries for Program Officer, Foundation
The top respondents for the job title Program Officer, Foundation are from the companies The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Open Society Institute. Reported salaries are highest at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where the average pay is $125,000. Local Initiatives Support Corporation pays the lowest at around $53,500.
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Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation
Skills in Program Management, Grant Management and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Management and Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Program Officer, Foundation
An entry-level Program Officer, Foundation with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,147 based on 23 salaries. An early career Program Officer, Foundation with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,429 based on 252 salaries. A mid-career Program Officer, Foundation with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,365 based on 233 salaries. An experienced Program Officer, Foundation with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,504 based on 134 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,772.
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Employees with Program Officer, Foundation in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (26.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (9.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (8.1% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.5% less).
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