Program Officer

Robertson Foundation | New York, New York


The Robertson Foundation: The Robertson Foundation is a private, family-led foundation established in 1996 by Julian Robertson and his wife Josie. By taking a targeted yet creative approach to philanthropy, Mr. Robertson, the Chairman of Tiger Management LLC., and his family seek to have a positive social impact and create a legacy that reflects the family's values. At present, the Robertson Foundation is predominantly focused on grantmaking in medical sciences, environment and climate, and public education improvement. In its grantmaking, the Robertson Foundation seeks to optimize the potential impact of its grants. 

Job Summary

  • Do you constantly question the purpose of education and how it relates to education in practice?
  • Do you have well-reasoned ideas on the role philanthropy can play in improving K12 public education?
  • Do you read voraciously across a range of resources?
  • Are you able to remain humble at all times and open yourself up to inquiry, challenge, and change? 
  • Are you able to manage multiple projects and constantly operate swiftly with grace, precision and accuracy?

 If you answered YES to all of the above, we invite you apply to the Robertson Foundation for a full-time position as an Education Program Officer.  

The Position: The Education Program Officer will provide dynamic and varied support to the Education Portfolio Lead, and manage multiple and diverse projects across the Portfolio's development and grantmaking activities. This position is an ideal opportunity for an individual committed to K12 education, rigorous knowledge development and application, and working professionally, productively and respectfully with nonprofit organizations and the philanthropic education sector.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Portfolio development: Reviewing and synthesizing research; leading and engaging the portfolio in building knowledge of existing research; managing knowledge projects and producing concise and insightful internal and external communications.
  • Grants management and support: Effectively managing multiple grants; writing grant recommendations and reviews for the Board, as requested; managing ongoing learning from and development of grantmaking frameworks.


Background and characteristics of strong candidates:

  • B.A. and 5-7 years of relevant work and/or graduate experience minimum; post-graduate experience preferred
  • Excellent written, oral communication and research skills
  • Accurate and meticulous attention to detail in all matters
  • Demonstrated interest in the Foundation's education grant-making approach
  • A sense of humor


The position is full-time; compensation includes salary and full benefits package.

How to Apply

If interested, please email or send a cover letter and resume to Ruth Brenner at or 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10178. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Robertson Foundation