Program Officer, Education & Economic Mobility

Joyce’s Education & Economic Mobility program seeks a creative, collaborative, and outcomes-oriented policy expert to serve as program officer for Post-Secondary Success. This is an exciting opportunity for a thought leader in the post-secondary space to influence policies that have an impact on the lives of students of color and students from underserved communities in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

The program officer will work closely with policymakers, researchers, funders and advocates in the field to advance the program's goals. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to the Foundation’s mission and understand the critical role that philanthropy plays in advancing social change.

Program Officer, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform

Joyce's Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform program is seeking an enterprising, strategic, and innovative program officer to further the impact its state gun violence prevention and community violence intervention initiatives at a pivotal moment for the field.

The program officer will be a sought-out subject matter expert that moves seamlessly between the worlds of government, philanthropy, law enforcement, research, and community stakeholders, leveraging the expertise of each for maximum impact. They look to quantitative and qualitative research to advance the Foundation’s priorities.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

We are seeking nominations and applications for the newly created position of COO. Reporting to the president and working in close partnership with the chief investment officer and other members of the senior leadership team, the COO will build and steward strong, integrated systems and practices in support of the Foundation’s mission.

Senior Accountant

The accountant responsibilities include, but not limited to: assisting in financial analyses, general ledger, and special projects; assisting with investment accounting and tax return preparation; and working with the grants manager on projects as needed.

About us

The Joyce Foundation is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy that invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. Joyce supports policy research, development, and advocacy in six program areas: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, and Journalism. The Foundation, based in Chicago, focuses its grant making primarily in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, while also exploring promising, evidence-informed policy solutions nationally and at the federal level.

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$14.4 million for Chicago’s Cultural Treasures

Forty organizations that contribute to the history, culture, vibrancy, and identity of communities of color in greater Chicago will be receiving $14.4 million through the new Chicago's Cultural Treasures initiative.